gales of laughter

gales of laughter

sudden, loud happy sounds made by people when they are very amused I heard gales of laughter coming from the conference room.
See also: laughter, of
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In gales of laughter, intermingled with half-genuine cries of alarm as almost his teeth caught her toes, she always concluded by gathering him into her arms and laughing the last of her laughter away into his flattened ears of joy and love.
The various clerks who had waited upon the pair came out of it with very red faces, and enough amusing stories of Pollyanna to keep their friends in gales of laughter the rest of the week.
There were gales of laughter all around but he never let his face slip.
IT'S taken a long time for this Broadway hit to reach the English stage, but, on the evidence of the gales of laughter and standing ovations which greet its conclusion, it was worth the wait.
In fact, the only thing more enjoyable was the reaction of the audience with gales of laughter reflecting the talent of a group of performers whose timing and interpretation exceeded all my expectations.
7 CO2 emissions: 99g/km Warranty: Three years/ 60,000 miles Price: PS10,795 car's front end means you may find yourself dissolving into gales of laughter as you punt it down a twisty road.
He was always ready with great gales of laughter - especially at his own jokes - and with a twinkle never far from his eye.
And they had wildlife tourists in gales of laughter with their tipsy antics as they lolloped about and nuzzled each other before collapsing in a heap.
Ward-Allen told jokes, did magic, recalled his earlier days as an amateur around Durham, provoked gales of laughter with his patter, and introduced us to "Rodger the Dog".
A towering presence who was as renowned for his gales of laughter as his compassion for-and curiosity about-his fellow human beings, he was 83.
They fired up their Wii console and promptly this the Scottish actually began pedalling a video game bike around a virtual park to gales of laughter.
The audience replies to the sequence with gales of laughter, perhaps because everyone knows at least one Lebanese man or woman who pretends to be fully bilingual.
Amid gales of laughter, Speaker John Bercow insisted other MPs' hearing was "playing tricks with them" and they "didn't hear what they thought they heard".
Gill, reduced the Rajya Sabha to gales of laughter through his speech and got approving smiles from both Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and leader of the Opposition Arun Jaitely.
Mikey drew gales of laughter as he recalled how pint-sized Stephen asked Louis Walsh at their early auditions: "How tall do ya have to be to be in Boyzone?