Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Writing Laughs

Have you ever pondered all of the synonyms for the word laugh, and how writers mimic the sound of each particular laugh on the page? Here's a handy little guide I've decided to put together, as far as I'm able:

Laugh: Ha ha!

Giggle: Hee hee!

Chuckle: Heh heh!

Chortle: Ho ho ho!

Snicker: (I'm baffled by this one. It's the sound the old Hanna/Barbera dog "Muttley" makes. I can't recall a snicker sound ever represented on a page.)

If you know of any others, feel free to add them in comments.

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