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giggle

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verb gig·gle \ˈgi-gəl\

Simple Definition of giggle

  • : to laugh in a nervous or childlike way

Full Definition of giggle

gig·gledgig·gling play \-g(ə-)liŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to laugh with repeated short catches of the breath

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to utter with a giggle

gig·gler play \-g(ə-)lər\ noun
gig·gling·ly play \-g(ə-)liŋ-lē\ adverb
gig·gly play \-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

Rhymes with giggle


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giggle

noun gig·gle

Definition of giggle

  1. 1 :  the act of giggling

  2. 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>



Circa 1677

First Known Use of giggle

circa 1677



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