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laughing

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

laugh + -ing

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

laughing (plural laughings)

  1. The action of the verb to laugh.

VerbEdit

laughing

  1. Present participle of laugh.

Usage notesEdit

As with other present participles, laughing can be used as an adjective:

The Laughing Cavalier
laughing hyena

Likewise, as with other gerunds, laughing can be used as a verbal noun:

Laughing could be heard all the way from the back of the room!

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