guffaw

Part of speech: noun

A shout of boisterous laughter.

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Usage examples "guffaw":

  1. Now he was ready to faint when a loud guffaw, which echoed from one end of the horrible place to the other, greeted his timid request. - "The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel", Baroness Orczy.
  2. Whereupon Capuzzi, after measuring me from top to toe, burst out in a guffaw of contempt, and declared that he never had any idea that such lofty thoughts could haunt the brain of a paltry barber. - "Weird Tales. Vol. I", E. T. A. Hoffmann.
  3. There was a guffaw from the listeners. - "The Dop Doctor", Clotilde Inez Mary Graves.