#EngVocab: Other ways of saying ‘Laugh’

Do you know that there are some other words to express ‘laugh’? I want to share some other ways of saying ‘laugh’ according to each type of laughters.

  1. Chuckle. Meaning: to laugh directly.
    • Example:
      • “My mother was chuckling as she read my first love letter from my boyfriend.”
  2. Giggle. Meaning: to laugh repeatedly in a quiet but uncontrolled way, often at something silly or rude or when you’re nervous.
    • Example:
      • “The girls were giggling as Gerard walk in front of them.”
  3. Snigger. Meaning: to laugh at someone or something in a silly and often unkind way.
    • Example:
      • “The boys sniggered at what Mikey was wearing.”
  4. Chortle. Meaning: to laugh, showing pleasure and satisfaction, often at someone else’s bad luck.
    • Example:
      • “Frank chortled as Ray trip in front of class.”
  5. Crack up. Meaning: to suddenly laugh a lot to make someone suddenly laugh a lot.
    •  Example:
      • “There’s something about Bob’s hair style that just crack us up.”
  6. Burst out laughing. Meaning: to suddenly start laughing.
    • Example:
      • “Tyson fell over the chair and everyone burst out laughing.”
  7. Laugh your head off. Meaning: to laugh a lot, loudly.
    • Example:
      • “My sister laughed her head off when I tripped on floor.”


Compiled and written by @iisumarni at @EnglishTips4U on Monday, January 28, 2013

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