laugh track
noun Date: 1962 recorded laughter that accompanies dialogue or action (as of a television program)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • laugh track — n recorded laughter that is used during a television show to make it sound as if people are laughing during the performance …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • laugh track — laugh′ track n. sbz prerecorded laughter added to a recorded radio or television program to feign or enhance audience response • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • laugh track — n. recorded laughter, applause, etc. added to a soundtrack, as of a TV program, to simulate the responses of a studio audience …   English World dictionary

  • Laugh track — A laugh track, laughter soundtrack, laughter track, LFN (laughter from nowhere), canned laughter or a laughing audience is a separate soundtrack invented by Charles Douglass, with the artificial sound of audience laughter, made to be inserted… …   Wikipedia

  • Laugh track — Dieser Artikel wurde aufgrund von inhaltlichen Mängeln auf der Qualitätssicherungsseite der Redaktion:Film und Fernsehen eingetragen. Dies geschieht, um die Qualität der Artikel aus dem Themengebiet Film und Fernsehen auf ein akzeptables Niveau… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • laugh track — noun prerecorded laughter added to the soundtrack of a radio or television show • Hypernyms: ↑soundtrack * * * noun : recorded laughter that accompanies dialogue or action (as of a television program) * * * a separate sound track of prerecorded… …   Useful english dictionary

  • laugh track — a separate sound track of prerecorded laughter added to the sound track of a radio or television program to enhance or feign audience responses. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • laugh track — noun The soundtrack of laughter sounds that accompanies a television show Syn: canned laughter …   Wiktionary

  • laugh — {{11}}laugh (n.) 1680s, from LAUGH (Cf. laugh) (v.). Meaning a cause of laughter is from 1895; ironic use (e.g. that s a laugh) attested from 1930. Laugh track canned laughter on a TV program is from 1961. {{12}}laugh (v.) late 14c., from O.E.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • track — I. noun Etymology: Middle English trak, from Middle French trac Date: 15th century 1. a. detectable evidence (as the wake of a ship, a line of footprints, or a wheel rut) that something has passed b. a path made by or as if by repeated footfalls… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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