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Laugh vs. Giggle — What's the Difference?

Laugh vs. Giggle — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Laugh and Giggle

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Laugh

To express certain emotions, especially mirth or delight, by a series of spontaneous, usually unarticulated sounds often accompanied by corresponding facial and bodily movements.
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Giggle

To laugh with repeated short, spasmodic sounds.
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Laugh

To show or feel amusement or good humor
An experience we would laugh about later on.
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Giggle

To utter while giggling.
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Laugh

To feel or express derision or contempt; mock
I had to laugh when I saw who my opponent was.
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Giggle

A short, spasmodic laugh.
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Laugh

To feel a triumphant or exultant sense of well-being
You won't be laughing when the truth comes out.
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Giggle

To laugh gently in a playful, nervous, or affected manner.
The jokes had them giggling like little girls all evening.
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Laugh

To produce sounds resembling laughter
Parrots laughing and chattering in the trees.
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Giggle

A high-pitched, silly laugh.
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Laugh

To affect or influence by laughter
Laughed the speaker off the stage.
Laughed the proposal down.
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Giggle

(informal) Fun; an amusing episode.
We put itching powder down his shirt for giggles.
The women thought it would be quite a giggle to have a strippergram at the bride's hen party.
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Laugh

To say with a laugh
He laughed his delight at the victory.
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Giggle

To laugh with short catches of the breath or voice; to laugh in a light, affected, or silly manner; to titter with childish levity.
Giggling and laughing with all their mightAt the piteous hap of the fairy wight.
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Laugh

The act of laughing.
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Giggle

A kind of laugh, with short catches of the voice or breath; a light, silly laugh.
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Laugh

The sound of laughing; laughter.
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Giggle

A foolish or nervous laugh
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Laugh

(Informal) Something amusing, absurd, or contemptible; a joke
The solution they recommended was a laugh.
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Giggle

Laugh nervously;
The girls giggled when the rock star came into the classroom
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Laugh

Often laughs(Informal) Fun; amusement
Went along just for laughs.
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Laugh

An expression of mirth particular to the human species; the sound heard in laughing; laughter.
His deep laughs boomed through the room.
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Laugh

Something that provokes mirth or scorn.
Your new hat's an absolute laugh, dude.
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Laugh

A fun person.
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Laugh

(intransitive) To show mirth, satisfaction, or derision, by peculiar movement of the muscles of the face, particularly of the mouth, causing a lighting up of the face and eyes, and usually accompanied by the emission of explosive or chuckling sounds from the chest and throat; to indulge in laughter.
There were many laughing children running on the school grounds.
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Laugh

To be or appear cheerful, pleasant, mirthful, lively, or brilliant; to sparkle; to sport.
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Laugh

To make an object of laughter or ridicule; to make fun of; to deride; to mock.
Don't laugh at my new hat, man!
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Laugh

(transitive) To affect or influence by means of laughter or ridicule.
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Laugh

(transitive) To express by, or utter with, laughter.
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Laugh

To show mirth, satisfaction, or derision, by peculiar movement of the muscles of the face, particularly of the mouth, causing a lighting up of the face and eyes, and usually accompanied by the emission of explosive or chuckling sounds from the chest and throat; to indulge in laughter.
Queen Hecuba laughed that her eyes ran o'er.
He laugheth that winneth.
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Laugh

Fig.: To be or appear gay, cheerful, pleasant, mirthful, lively, or brilliant; to sparkle; to sport.
Then laughs the childish year, with flowerets crowned.
In Folly's cup still laughs the bubble Joy.
No wit to flatter left of all his store,No fool to laugh at, which he valued more.
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Laugh

To affect or influence by means of laughter or ridicule.
Will you laugh me asleep, for I am very heavy?
I shall laugh myself to death.
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Laugh

To express by, or utter with, laughter; - with out.
From his deep chest laughs out a loud applause.
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Laugh

The sound of laughing
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Laugh

A facial expression characteristic of a person laughing;
His face wrinkled in a silent laugh of derision
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Laugh

A humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter;
He told a very funny joke
He knows a million gags
Thanks for the laugh
He laughed unpleasantly at hisown jest
Even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point
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Laugh

Produce laughter
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