Definition of chortle
- he chortled in his joy
- —Lewis Carroll
- She chortled with delight.
- "nothing whatever to worry about," he chortled merrily
- —Kevin Myers
He chortled, “You're going to love this.”
audiences might chortle gently during the movie's amusing bits, but there are few knee-slappers
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First Known Use: 1872See Words from the same year
: to laugh because you are amused or pleased by something
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