Definition of chortle
chortlingplay \ˈchȯrt-liŋ, ˈchȯr-təl-iŋ\
1 : to sing or chant exultantly he chortled in his joy — Lewis Carroll
2 : to laugh or chuckle especially when amused or pleased She chortled with delight.
: to say or sing with a chortling intonation “nothing whatever to worry about,” he chortled merrily — Kevin Myers
chortlerplay \ˈchȯrt-lər, ˈchȯr-təl-ər\ noun
Examples of chortle in a Sentence
He chortled, “You're going to love this.”
audiences might chortle gently during the movie's amusing bits, but there are few knee-slappers
Origin and Etymology of chortle
probably blend of chuckle and snort
First Known Use: 1872See Words from the same year
CHORTLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chortle for English Language Learners
: to laugh because you are amused or pleased by something
CHORTLE Defined for Kids
Definition of chortle for Students
: to chuckle in amusement or joy He chortled with delight.
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