the track of people laughing on sitcoms/TV shows to make you not feel retarded for watching it alone. it is supposed to make you keep watching without your friends
Seinfeld was a very popular show due to its laugh track, which helped people watch it even when they had no friends
by cbaileyfan24 December 1, 2009
An extremely annoying recording of people laughing that they play in sitcoms that try to be funny but are too supressed by the FCC to allow anything humorous. Usually played at the "funny" moments because most people that watch that crap don't know when to laugh anyway.
The show is bad enough, you don't have to ruin it more by adding that stupid laugh track.
by Max (the pianist) August 18, 2007
A digital audience laugh used in shows and channels like Disney whenever someone says a "joke". Usually a mix of kids and adults laughing.
Person 1: Hey, do you mind if i come in your room?
Person 2: No
Person 1 walks in anyway
Person 2: (cringes)
Laugh Track: HAW HAW HAW HAW HAW.
by Bromandus December 28, 2011
How bad directors convince themselves that they're funny.
The effects of using a laugh track:

Y-yess... Imm funnyy.... a-aalll those people a-are l-laughing... BAWW HA HA HHAAWWW *cries*
by Mr. Awesome-er September 15, 2009
An illusion experienced by would-be comedians, consisting of a raucous laugh track playing in their minds every time they think they’ve said something funny.
He would pause after each funny-bomb he dropped, waiting for the phantom laugh track to die down so he could continue his random and pathetic attempts at humor.
by Dr Bunnygirl September 3, 2020
The online/text equivalent of the tv sitcom laugh track. Used to show an intended joke, sarcasm, or that something is funny when talking via text only (i.e. online "chatting" or text messaging). Can be either in text form, as per "lol", "lmao", etc, or can be in symbol form, i.e. :P, :D,etc
"Hey Ian, you are a fantastic dancer, lol"
"are you fucking kidding me? why do you always use that E-L-T (electronic laugh track) b.s.? i get that you joking without it"
by Ian's friend November 1, 2009
An annoying laugh that happens when stuff isn’t funny.
Olivia: This fish sure smells fishy!

Audience: *Dan Schneider Laugh Track*
by milkdrops March 15, 2021