convulsive laughter

convulsive laughter
судорожный смех

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  • convulsive — adjective Date: 1615 1. a. constituting or producing a convulsion b. caused by or affected with convulsions 2. resembling a convulsion in being violent, sudden, frantic, or spasmodic < convulsive laughter > Synonyms: see fitful …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • laughter — n. 1) to cause, provoke laughter 2) contagious, infectious; convulsive; derisive; hearty, loud, raucous, uproarious; sardonic; subdued laughter 3) a burst, fit, gale; ripple of laughter 4) (misc.) to double up with laughter * * * [ lɑːftə]… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • convulsive — convulse ► VERB 1) suffer convulsions. 2) (be convulsed) be caused by an emotion, laughter, or physical stimulus to make sudden, violent, uncontrollable movements. DERIVATIVES convulsive adjective convulsively adverb. ORIGIN Latin convellere pull …   English terms dictionary

  • hold back — 1) PHR V ERG If you hold back or something holds you back, you hesitate before you do something because you are not sure whether it is the right thing to do. [V P] The administration had several reasons for holding back... [V n P] Melancholy and… …   English dictionary

  • cachinnation — noun loud convulsive laughter • Derivationally related forms: ↑cachinnate • Hypernyms: ↑laugh, ↑laughter …   Useful english dictionary

  • sardonic — sardonically, adv. sardonicism, n. /sahr don ik/, adj. characterized by bitter or scornful derision; mocking; cynical; sneering: a sardonic grin. [1630 40; alter. of earlier sardonian (influenced by F sardonique) < L sardoni(us) ( < Gk sardónios… …   Universalium

  • The Other girl —    Opening on 29 December 1903 at the Criterion Theatre, the comedy by Augustus Thomas, produced by Charles Frohman, ran for 160 performances. The New York Times review (30 December 1903) extolled the convulsive laughter provoked by its… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • mirth — (n.) O.E. myrgð joy, pleasure, from P.Gmc. *murgitha (Cf. M.Du. merchte), noun of quality from *murgjo (see MERRY (Cf. merry); also see TH (Cf. th)). Mirthquake entertainment that excites convulsive laughter first attested 1928, in ref. to Harold …   Etymology dictionary

  • sardonic — sar•don•ic [[t]sɑrˈdɒn ɪk[/t]] adj. characterized by scornful derision or bitter irony; mocking; cynical: a sardonic grin[/ex] • Etymology: 1630–40; alter. of earlier sardonian (influenced by F sardonique) < L sardoni(us) (< Gk sardónios of …   From formal English to slang

  • screaming — I noun 1. sharp piercing cry (Freq. 1) her screaming attracted the neighbors • Syn: ↑scream, ↑shriek, ↑shrieking, ↑screech, ↑screeching …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sardonicism — (connected with guffaw ) characterizes as distinct from Sarcasm not a contumely or bitter, but a ferocious, painful derision.OriginThe aborigines of Sardinia la. Sardoni would kill their elderly and laugh while doing this. This is called sardonic …   Wikipedia

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