laughter

  1. the sound of laughing
  2. the act of laughing; the manifestation of joy or mirth of scorn

Laughter

Friedrich Nietzsche distinguishes two different purposes for the use of laughter. In a positive sense, `man uses the comical as a therapy against the restraining jacket of logic morality and reason. He needs from time to time a harmless demotion from reason and hardship and in this sense laughter has a positive character for Nietzsche.` Laughter.....
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Laughter

(from the article `comedy`) The French philosopher Henri Bergson (1859–1941) analyzed the dialectic of comedy in his essay `Laughter,` which deals directly with the spirit of ...
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laughter

(from the article `humour`) In all its many-splendoured varieties, humour can be simply defined as a type of stimulation that tends to elicit the laughter reflex. Spontaneous ... The analogy with laughter—which, in some views, is itself a species of aesthetic interest—introduces a concept without which there can be no serious ...
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laughter

[n] - the activity of laughing
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Laughter

• (v. i.) A movement (usually involuntary) of the muscles of the face, particularly of the lips, with a peculiar expression of the eyes, indicating merriment, satisfaction, or derision, and usually attended by a sonorous and interrupted expulsion of air from the lungs. See Laugh, v. i.
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laughter

noun the activity of laughing; the manifestation of joy or mirth or scorn; `he enjoyed the laughter of the crowd`
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Laughter

[Bergson book] Laughter is a collection of three essays by French philosopher Henri Bergson, first published in 1900. It was written in French, the original title is Le Rire. Essai sur la signification du comique (`Laughter, an essay on the meaning of the comic`). == Publication == The three essays were first published in the French review ...
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Laughter

Laugh'ter noun [ Anglo-Saxon hleahtor ; akin to Old High German hlahtar , German gelächter , Icelandic hlātr , Danish latter . See Laugh , intransitive verb ] A movement (usually involuntary) of the muscles of the face, partic...
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laughter

A movement (usually involuntary) of the muscles of the face, particularly of the lips, with a peculiar expression of the eyes, indicating merriment, satisfaction, or derision, and usually attended by a sonorous and interrupted expulsion of air from the lungs. See Laugh, 'The act of laughter, which is a sweet contraction of the muscles of the face, ...
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laughter

laugh, laughter, laughing 1. To express mirth, pleasure, derision, or nervousness with an audible, vocal expulsion of air from the lungs that can range from a loud burst of sound to a series of quiet chuckles and is usually accompanied by characteristic facial and bodily movements. 2. The act or sound of laughing; laughter. 3. Informally, somethin...
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