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Homeric laughter

noun
1.
loud, hearty laughter, as of the gods.
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  • And with peals of Homeric laughter Ferdinand declared she had found the only inoffensive way of silencing him.

  • A bit of my bit of Greek came, too—something about Homeric laughter.

    May Iverson's Career Elizabeth Jordan
  • Then Brett sat down and enjoyed a burst of Homeric laughter.

  • But when they reached the carriages and stood still, they broke into an irrepressible, irresistible fit of Homeric laughter.

    On the Eve Ivan Turgenev
  • This, perhaps, hardly agrees with the popular idea of the term "Homeric laughter."

    Our Stage and Its Critics "E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"
  • Once or twice a vast roar of Homeric laughter went up as some unfortunate slipped and soused into the water.

    The Blazed Trail Stewart Edward White
  • In epic poetry Hephaestus is rather a comic figure, and his limping gait provokes “Homeric laughter” among the gods.

  • His eyes wandered, while a peal of Homeric laughter rang in his ears.

  • The low, angry murmuring suddenly ceased, and a great wave of Homeric laughter rolled over the crowd.

    A Safety Match Ian Hay
  • This preposterous proposition was received with the Homeric laughter it so richly deserved.

    The American Egypt Channing Arnold
British Dictionary definitions for Homeric laughter

Homeric laughter

noun
1.
loud unrestrained laughter, as that of the gods
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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