laughing

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

laugh + -ing

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

laughing (plural laughings)

  1. The action of the verb to laugh.

Verb[edit]

laughing

  1. Present participle of laugh.

Usage notes[edit]

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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