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Meaning of CHUCKLE

Pronunciation:  'chukul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 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, chortle, convulsion, crow, crowing, 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, sniggering, sniggle, snort, split, split with laughter, tee-hee, titter, yuck, yuk-yuk
 

 

 

 

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