Definitions

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  • adj. Not laughing; without laughter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not laughing; without laughter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without laughter; not laughing.

Etymologies

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laughter +‎ -less

Examples

  • If in addition there are assembled on one floor, as on mine, fourteen or fifteen middle-aged males and females in the throes of melancholia of a suicidal complexion, then one can assume a fairly laughterless environment.

    Darkness Visible

  • He flushed with pleasure -- but it was like meeting a new Joan, a serious, laughterless Joan, with an odd little quiver in her voice and tears behind her eyes.

    Who Cares? a story of adolescence

  • Hermes messenger of Persephone, whom usherest thou thus to the laughterless abyss of Death? what hard fate snatched Ariston from the fresh air at seven years old? and the child stands between his parents.

    Select Epigrams from the Greek Anthology

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