Pronunciation: (laf'tur, läf'-), [key]
1. the action or sound of laughing.
2. an inner quality, mood, disposition, etc., suggestive of laughter; mirthfulness: a man of laughter and goodwill.
3. an expression or appearance of merriment or amusement.
4. Archaic.an object of laughter; subject or matter for amusement.
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