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Meaning of CHUCKLE

Pronunciation:  'chukul

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

CHUCKLE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Chuc"kle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chuckled}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Chuckling}.] [From lst {Chuck}.]
    1. To call, as a hen her chickens; to cluck. [Obs.] --Dryden.
    2. To fondle; to cocker. [Obs.] --Dryden.
  2. \Chuc"kle\, n.
    A short, suppressed laugh; the expression of satisfaction,
    exultation, or derision.
  3. \Chuc"kle\, v. i. [From lst {Chuck}.]
    To laugh in a suppressed or broken manner, as expressing
    inward satisfaction, exultation, or derision.
Thesaurus Terms
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