Pregnancy vs Laughter - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between pregnancy and laughter

is that pregnancy is (countable) the condition of being pregnant while laughter is the sound of laughing, produced by air so expelled; any similar sound.

pregnancy

English

Noun

(pregnancies) (wikipedia pregnancy)
  • (countable) The condition of being pregnant.
  • * 2012 , Caroline Davies, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announce they are expecting first baby'' (in ''The Guardian , 3 December 2012)[http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/dec/03/duke-and-duchess-of-cambridge-expecting-baby?intcmp=122]
  • News that the duchess is in the "very early stages" of pregnancy with the third-in-line to the throne was officially released after she was taken to the King Edward VII hospital in central London, suffering from hyperemesis gravidarun, very acute morning sickness.
  • The period of time this condition prevails.
  • (uncountable) The progression of stages from conception to birth.
  • Synonyms

    * gestation * gravidity

    See also

    * with child

    laughter

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (l) (obsolete)

    Noun

    (wikipedia laughter) (en-noun)
  • The sound of laughing, produced by air so expelled; any similar sound.
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  • A movement (usually involuntary) of the muscles of the laughing face, particularly of the lips, and of the whole body, 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.
  • * (Thomas Browne) (1605-1682)
  • The act of laughter , which is a sweet contraction of the muscles of the face, and a pleasant agitation of the vocal organs, is not merely, or totally within the jurisdiction of ourselves.
  • * (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) (1807-1882)
  • Archly the maiden smiled, and with eyes overrunning with laughter .
  • (label) A reason for merriment.