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April 29, 2008
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Sunday, 27th April 2008 : Today's Word is ...

Guffaw



Past and past participle : guffawed
Present participle : guffawing
3rd person present singular : guffaws


( Verb & Noun )



Pronunciation : ga-fw


Definition:



1. to laugh loudly and raucously

2. To express amusement, mirth or scorn by smiling and emitting loud, inarticulate sounds

3. To express great amusement or mirth

4. a loud and raucous laugh


Etymology:


Origin : 171020


Synonyms:


cachinnation, cackle, laugh, laughter, laugh loudly, express joy, express mirth, laugh


Antonyms:


smile



Contextual Examples:


Stolypin gave a deep bass guffaw as he munched a piece of bread and cheese.

There was one of a German music teacher who had a room above Cellini's lodg- ings in the city of Milan that made the boys guffaw.

The headmaster glared amicably at the two children, filling them with fear by the roar of his voice, and then with a guffaw left them.


Related Words:


guffawed : Past Tense




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