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Meaning of GIGGLE

Pronunciation:  'gigul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a foolish or nervous laugh
  2. [v]  laugh nervously

GIGGLE is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: titter
 See Also: express joy, express mirth, laugh, laugh, laughter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gig"gle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Giggled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Giggling}.] [Akin to gaggle: cf. OD. ghichelen, G. kichern.]
    To laugh with short catches of the breath or voice; to laugh
    in a light, affected, or silly manner; to titter with
    childish levity.
          Giggling and laughing with all their might At the
          piteous hap of the fairy wight.          --J. R. Drake.
  2. \Gig"gle\, n.
    A kind of laugh, with short catches of the voice or breath; a
    light, silly laugh.
Thesaurus Terms
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