canned\ laughter

noun informal
the sounds of laughter heard on certain television programs that were obviously not recorded in front of a live audience and are played for the benefit of the audience from a stereo track to underscore the funny points.

"How can there be an audience in this show when it is taking place in the jungle? - Why, it's canned laughter you're hearing."


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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