belly laugh

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belly laugh

An often uncontrolled, loud, and hearty laugh. The old man let out a giant belly laugh when he saw his young granddaughter spill an entire bowl of spaghetti on her head.
See also: belly, laugh

belly laugh

n. a loud, deep, uninhibited laugh. I don’t want to hear giggles when I tell a joke. I want long belly laughs.
See also: belly, laugh
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Start with a smile and allow it to expand to a belly laugh, guffaw or chuckle.
This may be due to its own comic impulse: The production, sitcom style, pauses a beat for a belly laugh at the end of each line.
Scientists still don't know what happens to the body during a belly laugh, but it revolves the whole body.
Well, maybe not better, but it was good for a belly laugh.
If you could bottle a belly laugh or press a good guffaw into a pill, the result would be a superdrug capable of treating everything from a bout with the blues to heart disease and cancer.