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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɡəˈfɔː/
- (US) IPA(key): /ɡəˈfɔ/
- (AU/NZ) IPA(key): /ɡəˈfoː/
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- Rhymes: -ɔː
guffaw (plural guffaws)
- A boisterous laugh.
- 1845 October – 1846 June, Ellis Bell [pseudonym; Emily Brontë], Wuthering Heights: A Novel, volume II, London: Thomas Cautley Newby, publisher, […], published December 1847, OCLC 156123328:
- On opening the little door, two hairy monsters flew at my throat, bearing me down, and extinguishing the light; while a mingled guffaw from Heathcliff and Hareton put the copestone on my rage and humiliation.
- Synonym: belly laugh
a boisterous laugh
- See also Thesaurus:laugh
To laugh boisterously