Past Tense For Laugh: Laughed Or Laugh? (Pronunciation & Usage)

By Benjamin Essek

What Is The Past Tense For Laugh?

Laugh past tense or past participle is L-A-U-G-H-E-D or LAUGHED. As a regular verb, like the verb open and the verb clean, “laugh” will stick to the ED-suffix rule for its past tense

Afterward, GrammarWiki will turn you to a table of laugh’s verb forms.

Base/Infinitive Form (V1) laugh
Present Form/3rd Person/Singular Form laughs
Past Form (V2) laughed
Past Participle Form (V3) laughed
Present Participle/Gerund laughing

How Do You Pronounce “Laugh” Concisely? 

Pronunciation of “laugh” is also the backbone of today’s post. Look at the second table for the English verbs’ British and non-British accents:

Verb Forms


British English

American English
laugh /lɑːf/



/lɑːfs/ /læfs/
laughed(v2) /lɑːft/



/lɑːft/ /læft/
laughing /ˈlɑːfɪŋ/


For a more audible instruction, you can refer to this video:

What Are The Definitions Of “Laugh”?

Grasp these two meanings of “laugh” with their respective examples:

  1. Used to say when you’re in a great position, mainly as you have something done successfully.

2. To create the movements and sounds of your face to show that you think something is silly or funny. 

Past Tense Of Laugh: Choose The Correct Options

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Past Tense For Laugh

Move to the last corner of such bite-sized lessons and head for these quick exercises to pick the best answer: 

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  1. When the audiences laugh at your answers, ……….. along with them.

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2. Mel ………… about everything at all times, and no one can stop him.

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3. The truth makes Jimmy want to ………. and then cringe at once.

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4. He’s ………… at these fawning women.

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5. He snatched Kayla around her waist and …………… while dragging her closer to him.

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How Many Idioms Use Laugh?

Here comes a list of 16 idioms using “laugh”:

  1. Die laughing:​ To seek something amusing.
  2. Laugh on the other side of your face: To be forced to change from feeling satisfied to disappointed.
  3. Laugh like a drain: To laugh out loud.
  4. Laugh in someone’s face: To express clearly that you have no respect for someone.
  5. Do not make me laugh: To show that you assume what someone has just said is crazy or infeasible.
  6. Laugh something/someone out of court: To entirely reject an opinion or a story, etc., as you think it isn’t worth taking seriously at all.
  7. Laugh your head off: To laugh loudly for a long time.
  8. He who laughs last laughs longest: To tell someone not to be too proud of their current success; in the end, another person may be more competent.
  9. Kill yourself laughing: To laugh a lot. 
  10. Laugh the way to the bank: To make a buck quickly and feel pleased about it.
  11. Laugh up your sleeve: To secretly think that someone is funny.
  12. Laugh until you cry: To laugh hard so long that your eyes turn to tears.
  13. Not knowing whether to cry or laugh: can’t decide how to respond to a bad condition.
  14. Split your sides with laughter: To laugh at something/someone.
  15. Piss yourself laughing: To laugh very hard.
  16. You’ve got to laugh: When you assume there is a funny side to a case.

Is Laugh A Verb Or A Noun?

Laugh is not only a verb; it’s also a noun with these definitions:

  1. A guy who is fun to be with.
  2. An amusing thing or a fun occasion.
  3. The sound you make while you think of something hilarious or silly.