If you or someone else was crying, screaming or laughing in your dream, this may be a confirmation of how they are feeling in waking life. Similarly, if you woke up laughing, screaming or crying after your dream, could these vocalized emotions be expressing the happiness, excitement and sadness you are experiencing in waking life? Or were you crying for help or screaming in terror? Have you been repressing powerful emotions in waking life and did venting them in dreamland give you a sense of release?
Dreams of crying may function as a release for the sorrow or grief that has been holding you back consciously or unconsciously in waking life. Alternatively, such dreams may be an intuitive awareness of something ending or someone leaving in your waking life; or are your tears crocodile tears?
Dreams of laughing suggest a release of tension or an attempt to put yourself and others at ease. Depending on your feelings during the dream and on waking, the laugh may however be a sign that you are hiding the truth or taking things too lightly, as sometimes laughter can hide sadness and the truth. Bear in mind that laughter can also be a sign of contempt, and if someone laughs in your face, your unconscious may have used the archetype of the Trickster in an attempt to make you rethink something or reconsider your values. When the laughter becomes the kind of cackling associated in folklore with wicked witches and mischief-making, this may represent your inner voice questioning and ridiculing your pretensions.... The Element Encyclopedia
Release of tension; attempt to put others at ease, ridiculing or feeling embarrassed by some aspect of self; taking things lightly. Sometimes much laughter can hide tears or sadness. Idioms: don’t make me laugh, laughing stock; laugh in somebody’s face; hollow laugh; laugh up one’s sleeve; laugh on the other side of your face. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Psychological / emotional perspective: If we ourselves are laughing we may be experiencing a release of tension. Often the object of our amusement will give a clue to the relevance of the dream in everyday life. It can also be seen as a sign of rejection.
To hear a crowd laughing suggests a shared enjoyment, if we do not have a sense of being laughed at.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Being laughed at in dreams suggests we may have a fear of being ridiculed, or may have done something which we feel is not appropriate. We may find ourselves embarrassing.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that you laugh and feel cheerful, means success in your undertakings, and bright companions socially. Laughing immoderately at some weird object, denotes disappointment and lack of harmony in your surroundings.
To hear the happy laughter of children, means joy and health to the dreamer.
To laugh at the discomfiture of others, denotes that you will wilfully injure your friends to gratify your own selfish desires.
To hear mocking laughter, denotes illness and disappointing affairs.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Laughing in a dream means happiness and joy in wakefulness, except if one bursts with a horselaugh or falls over his back from laughing in his dream.
If so, then it means crying.
If one’s laughter in his dream is caused by a joke, then it denotes his dishonesty.
The same goes for laughing by imitation in a dream which means falling into sin. Laughing in a dream also could mean sorrow in wakefulness. Laughing in a dream also means that one will receive news about a newborn son.
If one’s laughter in a dream is as gentle and soft as a smile, then it denotes his good character and means happiness, or it could denote exactly what he shall see in wakefulness. Ifone sees the earth laughing in a dream, it means a good harvest in that land. Ifone sees a deceased person laughing in a dream, it means that he is in paradise, and enjoying the blessings ofthe hereafter. Laughing in a dream also represents Iightheadedness, frivolity and buoyancy. This is particularly true when it denotes capable people, or people in authority, where laughing in a dream could mean their dismissal from office.
(Also see Crying; Laughter)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Usually seen in a very difficult situation, where laughing is the last thing that you’d like to do. Laughing is a form of relaxation. Sometimes it is also an expression of the search for freedom and emotional peace.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To dream of laughing may indicate a buildup of stress or tension. Many people laughing is a message to give yourself a break and be a little more playful in your waking life. Someone laughing at you implies social anxiety and the need to be mentally kinder to yourself.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Waking up laughing from a dream, or remembering a dream image in which you laugh unworriedly, is one of the most pleasurable sensation that the subconscious gives. Almost always it is a mechanism of compensation for moments of stress and anxiety. It could also be a reflection of your god sense of humor and mood in real life. Without a doubt, this dream lets you start the day with more optimism and happiness. When another is laughing at you it is possible that a part of your personality reproves your behavior when you are awake.
It is also a sign of the fear of making a fool of oneself.
LAUGHING - analysis of the dream
Joaquín dreamed: “It was a dream that I have very often. I explain a funny joke and begin to laugh alone without stopping. I am surprised by my ingenious and sense of humor and I take joy in it. Hahahaha... I am so funny! Then I wake up dying of laughter, wanting to share it with someone. Hours later when I think dying of laughter, wanting to share it with someone. Hours later when I think about it to tell it to a friend, it seems like senseless nonsense.”
Dreams of humor rarely make sense in the light of day. However, waking up laughing is one of the most pleasurable sensations that the subconscious can give us. In Joaquin’s case, these dreams served to relax the daily tension that he dealt with. As an air traffic controller, Joaquin worked under a lot of pressure, in which a sense of humor or distraction had no place. In the dream world, his subconscious displayed his fun and humorous side in compensation. When Joaquin has these dreams he wakes up happy and optimistic, facing his work day with less tension.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Laughing in a dream often has the same meaning as it does in ordinary life: namely, taking something lightly or putting others at ease. Alternatively, a dream laugh can be alluding to one of many idioms, from “have the last laugh” to “laughing all the way to the bank.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A dream of contrary, and it is especially serious if you Laugh immoderately or without good cause. Be careful with your love affairs for Laughter in a dream means tears and sorrow in your life.... Mystic Dream Book
There is some difference among authoritative sources, but the consensus seems to be that this should, in the main, be interpreted as a dream of contrary, unless the dreamed laughter was that of children, in which case it predicts a stroke of money luck.
Otherwise, if you were laughing in your dream, it signifies approaching unhappiness or disappointment in love, and if you heard others laughing, it portends a broken friendship.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
You may find yourself laughing as you wake up from a dream; in some cases, when you recall the dream images you may realize that what you were laughing at was not very funny at all.
If this happens, study all the other symbols in your dream and particularly the symbol that most made you laugh, as this will hold the key to your interpretation. The purpose of jokes is to surprise and amuse you in unexpected ways, so if you dream of hearing or telling a joke, your dreaming mind may be trying to draw your attention to a serious issue to which you need to pay attention in your waking life; serious things are often said in jest, even in dreams. Alternatively, dreams of laughter can also have a sinister side, as laughter can reveal emotions of embarrassment, fear or even a sense of paranoia, especially if others are laughing at you. Associated with folklore and wicked witches, if you hear cackling in your dream, it may be your inner voice ridiculing your grandiose pretensions.... The Element Encyclopedia
For a woman to dream that she sees, or is in any way connected with, manslaughter, denotes that she will be desperately scared lest her name be coupled with some scandalous sensation. See Murder.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Astray; Injustice; Kill; Murder; Relief) In a dream, slaughter means displeasing one’s parents, or it could mean injustice.
If one sees himself in a dream slaughtered, he should pray hard and seek refuge in God Almighty to help him. Ifone sees corpses of slaughtered people scattered around him in a dream, it means profits and achievement of his goals. Seeing slaughtered people in a dream also may mean that they have gone astray. Ifone sees a man or a butcher slaughtering him in a dream, it means that he will triumph over his assailant.
If he is imprisoned, it means that he will be set free.
If he is seized by fear, it means that he will reach safety and regain his equanimity and peacefulness.
If he is a war captured prisoner, it means that he will be set free. Ifhe is a leader, it means that his sovereignty will widen. Slaughtering someone in a dream means being unjust toward him. Slaughtering a pigeon in a dream means getting married. Cutting a piece of flesh from one’s backside in a dream means that he engages in sodomy.
If one finds himself slaughtered but does not know who killed him in the dream, it means that he is an innovator, or it could mean that he will forge a testimony. Murdering one’s own father or mother in a dream means disobeying them or assaultingthem and becomingdamned.
To slaughter a woman in a dream means adultery, or eliciting sexual intercourse with her.
To slaughter a fowl or the female of any bird or animal in dream means deflowering a young girl.
To slaughter a son in a dream means that such a son is ruthless and unjust toward his parents.
If one kills himself in a dream, it means that he married a woman who is unlawful to him.
(Also see Slaughter house)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Most people become deeply and violently repulsed after visiting a slaughterhouse. In a dream, a slaughterhouse could be a response to a traumatic experience in one’s waking life.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
To dream of a slaughter-house, denotes that you will be feared more than loved by your sweetheart or mistress. Your business will divulge a private drain, and there will be unkind insinuations. See Butcher.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Abattoir) A slaughterhouse in a dream represents loss of lives, the return of souls to their Lord, bloodshed, skinning animals, or it could mean fetidness.
A slaughterhouse in a dream also means weddings, festivities, celebrations and banquets, or it could represent tyranny, adultery, or a brothel.
If a sick person sees himselfentering a slaughterhouse in a dream, it means the end of his life and the dividing of his assets after his death.
If a healthy person enters a slaughterhouse and if his garment become stained with blood in a dream, it means a sickness, adversities, or debts. Ifone sees hogs or pigs being slaughtered therein, his dream means that he will witness the end ofinnovators, the contemptible, the evil ones, and the abominable people. Meanwhile, ifpeople are afraid of someone, the dream then signals the end of such a person.
A slaughterhouse in a dream also represents a dungeon, a torture room, or a primitive prison. Entering a slaughterhouse in a dream may also mean that the police is investigating allegations related to such a person.
A slaughterhouse in a dream also represents a procuress or a white slaver.
(Also see Slaughter)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are in a slaughterhouse implies that you may need to concede a quality or attribute so that you can continue on with your life. You may need to cut off a part of yourself in order to move ahead.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of a slaughterhouse are venting dreams attempting to assist you in releasing your self cruelty and disdain for your most vulnerable, animal aspects of self. See Integration Dreams and Venting Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If a person sees himself slaughtering a working-ox (meant for ploughing), and distributing its meat it means he will dies soon. But if it is not a working-ox he will die in the same place and his estates will be distributed.... Islamic Dream Interpretation