Guffaw - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡəˈfɔː|  American pronunciation of the word guffaw
Brit.  |ɡəˈfɔː|  British pronunciation of the word guffaw


- a burst of deep loud hearty laughter


- laugh boisterously


...managed to keep a straight face for a minute before he let loose with a loud guffaw...

We guffawed at what Graham had written.

The announcement was greeted with loud guffaws.

...a gentle jester, the cartoonist more often tries to evoke a broad smile than a hearty guffaw...

Word forms

I/you/we/they: guffaw
he/she/it: guffaws
present participle: guffawing
past tense: guffawed
past participle: guffawed
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