New words – 25 November 2019

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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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6 thoughts on “New words – 25 November 2019

  1. lyz

    Woww

    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” >

  2. Robert Richter

    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.

  3. murina

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. Jamil khan

    please publish more about css wording and other css related data ,it will help me for communication skills and brainstorming ,and also for essay topics . thanks

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