laughter club noun [C]
UK /ˈlɑːf.tə.klʌb/ US /ˈlæf.tɚ.klʌb/
an organization of people who meet regularly to laugh together as a form of therapy
It’s no joke. Laughter clubs exist all over the country. They’re run by “certified laughter leaders” – often psychologists, therapists, and psychiatrists – who are trained in the healing benefits of laughter. These workshops can help you connect with others as you get in a good laugh.
[www.rd.com/health/wellness, no date]
entertrainment noun [U]
UK /en.təˈtreɪn.mənt/ US /en.t̬ɚˈtreɪn.mənt/
fitness classes that combine exercise with entertainment, designed to make exercise more fun
So, how do we navigate this confusing world of entertrainment? How to sort off the marketing gimmicks from the genuinely useful concepts? Firstly, it’s worth repeating Beverley’s line: movement is good for you, and if fun, faddy classes help get you working out, then that’s probably a good thing. Don’t beat yourself up about loving entertrainment if it works for you.
[www.telegraph.co.uk, 22 March 2019]
sober bar noun [C]
UK /ˈsəʊ.bə.bɑːʳ/ US /ˈsəʊ.bə.bɑːr/
a bar where no alcoholic drinks are served
Many of the wave of sober bars are new, and it remains to be seen whether they will continue to proliferate and thrive. In Auckland in 2015, an alcohol-free bar shut down after just five weeks. But there’s no doubt that interest in non-alcoholic adult beverages is increasing across the beverage industry, and that’s unlikely to stop soon.
[bbc.com/worklife, 19 July 2019]
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On Mon 25 Nov, 2019, 11:31 AM About Words – Cambridge Dictionaries Online blog, wrote:
> Cambridge Words posted: ” laughter club noun [C] UK /ˈlɑːf.tə.klʌb/ US > /ˈlæf.tɚ.klʌb/ an organization of people who meet regularly to laugh > together as a form of therapy It’s no joke. Laughter clubs exist all over > the country. They’re run by “certified laughter leaders” – o” >
Please make clear what is being defined. For example, it is “laughter club” – not “laughter” or “laughter club noun.” This may seem obvious, but a simple clarification would allow for immediate understanding. Also, what do all the > mean?
A dictionary should be easy to understand.
since this seem to be a very professional club that already exists, maybe it should be listed as a means of explaining the uniqueness of the club.
In America we don’t have “certified laughter leaders.” We have “comedians.” They are not “psychologists, therapists, and psychiatrists,” professions which are often the butt of their jokes. An apt comparison might be to the difference between real beer and alcohol-free beer.
Add it to the dictionary if you please, but be prepared for the inevitable and well deserved mockery.
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Laughing is said to be the best medicine, that is the reason why people join laughing clubs like this. It a really a great exercise for your mind and body. It was actually nice to know that government is supporting such kinds of clubs which works for health and wellness of people.