giggle


1gig·gle

verb \ˈgi-gəl\

: to laugh in a nervous or childlike way

gig·gledgig·gling \-g(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of GIGGLE

intransitive verb
:  to laugh with repeated short catches of the breath
transitive verb
:  to utter with a giggle
gig·gler \-g(ə-)lər\ noun
gig·gling·ly \-g(ə-)liŋ-lē\ adverb
gig·gly \-g(ə-)lē\ adjective

Examples of GIGGLE

  1. She giggled like a little kid.
  2. We were all joking and giggling nervously as we waited for the ceremony to begin.

Origin of GIGGLE

imitative
First Known Use: 1509

2giggle

noun

Definition of GIGGLE

1
:  the act of giggling
2
chiefly British :  a source of amusement

Examples of GIGGLE

  1. <poking fun at the royal family is nothing new, but this movie comedy has a few giggles you haven't heard before>
  2. <couldn't help but giggle at his remark>

First Known Use of GIGGLE

circa 1677

Rhymes with GIGGLE

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