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belly

1. the lower or front part of the body of a vertebrate, containing the intestines and other abdominal organs; abdomen
2. the surface of a stringed musical instrument over which the strings are stretched
3. the thick central part of certain muscles
4. Austral and NZ the wool from a sheep's belly
5. Archery the surface of the bow next to the bowstring

belly

[′bel·ē]
(anatomy)
The abdominal cavity or the abdomen.
The most prominent, fleshy, central portion of a muscle.
(graphic arts)
A downward curve in the center of a type line.
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And one glance at the programme or a dip into the pick-and-mix can easily mean missing one of the belly-laugh visual gags that liberally pepper this show.
On The Catherine Tate Show she's created wonderfully-observed, belly-laugh characters.
Belly-laugh as loser-in-love Rigsby tries to win the affections of the apple of his eye - the sexually frustrated spinster Ruth (fantastically portrayed by Frances de la Tour), while getting on the nerves of his other long-suffering tenants Alan (Richard Beckinsale) and Philip (Don Warrington).