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Meaning of CHORTLE

Pronunciation:  'chortl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a soft partly suppressed laugh
  2. [v]  laugh quietly or with restraint
 

CHORTLE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: chuckle, chuckle, laugh softly
 
 See Also: express joy, express mirth, laugh, laugh, laughter

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Chor"tle\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Chortled}; p. pr.
& vb. n. {Chor"tling}.]
A word coined by Lewis Carroll (Charles L. Dodgson), and
usually explained as a combination of chuckle and snort.
[Humorous]

      O frabjous day ! Callooh ! Callay ! He chortled in his
      joy.                                     --Lewis
                                               Carroll.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: be in stitches, belly laugh, boff, boffola, break up, burst into laughter, burst of laughter, burst out, burst out laughing, burst with laughter, bust a gut, cachinnate, cachinnation, cackle, chuckle, convulsion, crow, fit of laughter, gales of laughter, giggle, go into convulsions, guffaw, ha-ha, hearty laugh, hee-haw, hee-hee, hilarity, ho-ho, Homeric laughter, horselaugh, laugh, laugh it up, laugh outright, laughing, laughter, nearly die laughing, outburst of laughter, peal of laughter, risibility, roar, roar of laughter, roar with laughter, shake like jelly, shake with laughter, shout, shout of laughter, shriek, snicker, snigger, sniggle, snort, split, split with laughter, tee-hee, titter, yuck, yuk-yuk
 

 

 

 

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