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I don't have to come up with a ha-ha belly laugh every day, but drawings with warmth and love or ones that put a lump in the throat. That's more important to me than a laugh.
Bil Keane

Meaning of "ha-ha" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HA-HA

ha-ha  [ˈhɑː ˈhɑː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HA-HA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ha-Ha is an exclamation.
Exclamation is an expression or voice that reflects an emotion or exaltation.

WHAT DOES HA-HA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ha-ha

Ha-ha

A ha-ha is a recessed landscape design element that creates a vertical barrier while preserving views. The design includes a turfed incline which slopes downward to a sharply vertical face, typically a masonry retaining wall. Ha-has are used in landscape design to prevent access to a garden, for example by grazing livestock, without obstructing views. In security design, the element is used to deter vehicular access to a site while minimizing visual obstruction. The name "ha-ha" derives from the unexpected moment of discovery when, on approach, the recessed wall suddenly becomes visible.

Definition of ha-ha in the English dictionary

The definition of ha-ha in the dictionary is a representation of the sound of laughter. Other definition of ha-ha is an exclamation expressing derision, mockery, surprise, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HA-HA


aha
ɑːˈhɑː
AHHA
ˈɑːhɑː
Bihar
bɪˈhɑː
brouhaha
ˈbruːhɑːhɑː
Chichihaerh
ˈtʃiːˌtʃiːˈhɑː
Doha
ˈdəʊhɑː
ha
hɑː
haar
hɑː
hah
hɑː
hoo-ha
ˈhuːˌhɑː
Kandahar
ˌkændəˈhɑː
lahar
ˈlɑːhɑː
miha
ˈmiːhɑː
Omaha
ˈəʊməˌhɑː
Pakeha
ˈpɑːkɪˌhɑː
puha
ˈpuːhɑː
Qiqihar
ˈtʃiːˌtʃiːˈhɑː
surbahar
ˌsɑːbəˈhɑː
taha
ˈtɑːhɑː
Zohar
ˈzəʊhɑː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HA-HA

ha
Ha-erh-pin
ha´p´orth
ha´pence
ha´pennies
ha´penny
HAA
haaf
Haakon IV
Haakon VII
haanepoot
haar
Haarlem
Hab.
Habacuc
Habakkuk
Habana
habanera
Habanero
habdabs

WORDS THAT END LIKE HA-HA

a la plancha
Aisha
aloha
alpha
bertha
buddha
cancha
captcha
cha
cha-cha
concha
geisha
Hoxha
koha
kwacha
La Mancha
Martha
mocha
piranha
Praha

Synonyms and antonyms of ha-ha in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ha-ha» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HA-HA

Find out the translation of ha-ha to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ha-ha from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ha-ha» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

哈哈
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ha-ha
570 millions of speakers

English

ha-ha
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हा हा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ها ها
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ха - ха
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ha- ha
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হা হা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

hi-hi
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ha-ha
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

haha
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アハハ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

하 - 하
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ha-ha
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ha-ha
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எக்டர்-எக்டர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हे-हेक्टर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ha-ha
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ha-ha
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ha - ha
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ха - ха
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ha ha -
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ha - ha
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ha - ha
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ha-ha
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ha-ha
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ha-ha

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HA-HA»

The term «ha-ha» is very widely used and occupies the 15.582 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HA-HA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ha-ha

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QUOTES WITH «HA-HA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ha-ha.
1
Bil Keane
I don't have to come up with a ha-ha belly laugh every day, but drawings with warmth and love or ones that put a lump in the throat. That's more important to me than a laugh.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HA-HA»

Discover the use of ha-ha in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ha-ha and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
In this national bestseller and winner of the Booker Prize, Roddy Doyle, author of the "Barrytown Trilogy," takes us to a new level of emotional richness with the story of ten-year-old Padraic Clarke.
Roddy Doyle, 1995
2
The Ha Ha Bonk Book
The Ha Ha Bonk Book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg is jam-packed with brilliant jokes!
Janet Ahlberg, 1982
3
Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee
Newly married Chila, a Punjabi girl, is still close to her childhood confidantes--Sunita, a former activist and law student turned depressed housewife and mother, and Tania, who rejected marriage in favor of a high-powered career in ...
Meera Syal, 2001
4
First World, Ha, Ha, Ha!: The Zapatista Challenge
In this collection, writers from Mexico and the United States provide the background and context for the Zapatista movement, and explore its impact, in Mexico and beyond.
Elaine Katzenberger, 1995
5
Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha! (Junie B. Jones)
" Time Magazine: "Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty." From the Hardcover edition.
Barbara Park, 2009
6
"Ha ha," he said. "Ha ha.": An Essay from Eating the
Originally collected in Eating the Dinosaur and now available both as a stand-alone essay and in the ebook collection Chuck Klosterman on Film and Television, this essay is about sitcoms.
Chuck Klosterman, 2010
7
Ba Ba Ha Ha
Simple black and white outlines of faces depict various emotions. On board pages.
Zimm, 1996
8
Ha Ha Baby!
Ha Ha Baby is a picture book about a grumpy little baby.
Kate Petty, 2008
9
Hopscotch, Hangman, Hot Potato, & Ha Ha Ha: A Rulebook of ...
Presents the rules for more than two hundred games, including indoor, outdoor, playground, party, and travel games, and includes information on the number of players, equipment, and object of the game
Jack Maguire, 1990
10
Ha Ha!
All the farm animals laugh. On board pages.
Guido Van Genechten, 2001

6 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HA-HA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ha-ha is used in the context of the following news items.
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Artist Leah Hayes' 'Not Funny Ha-Ha: A Handbook for Something …
Getting an abortion can be a scary, lonely, and stigmatizing experience. Artist Leah Hayes sought to change that… with a comic book. Not Funny Ha-Ha: A ... «Bustle, Jul 15»
2
A Woman Made A Comic Book About Abortion And It's Awesome
Writer and artist Leah Hayes created an illustrated book, Not Funny Ha-Ha: A Handbook for Something Hard, which takes readers through the ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
3
Vin Mannix: 'Beefcake?' Wife enjoys a good laugh
Sherri: 'HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA . . ." • Historian Mary Fulford Green is 90 years young and folks celebrated July 4th at ... «Bradenton Herald, Jul 15»
4
Brew-ha-ha: Is Amyris' Brazillian JV Over?
In a Brazilian securities filing, with respect to the Joint Venture between São Martinho and Amyris (AMRS), Sao Martinho reports “the ... «Alternative Energy Stocks, Jul 15»
5
The Wit of Will: Clown, Comedy, and the Ha-ha of Shakespeare
Whether we're into Funny Ha-Ha or Funny Peculiar, there's an almost tangible resistance with Shakespeare's jesting, perhaps that has been ... «Huffington Post UK, Jun 15»
6
The Brew Ha-Ha Comedy Showcase is coming to Latham
Aidala is the producer and host of The Brew Ha-Ha Comedy Showcase. The show features Myq Kaplan, Lance Weiss, Brendan Fitzgibbons, ... «NEWS10 ABC, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ha-Ha [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ha-ha>. Jul 2019 ».
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