chuckle

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verb chuck·le \ˈchə-kəl\

Definition of chuckle

chuckled

;

chuckling

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to laugh inwardly or quietly He chuckled as he read the comic strip.

  3. 2 :  to make a continuous gentle sound resembling suppressed (see suppress 5a) mirth the clear bright water chuckled over gravel — B. A. Williams

chuckle

noun

chucklesome

play \-səm\ adjective

chucklingly

play \-iŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of chuckle in a Sentence

  1. She chuckled at the memory of what he had said.

  2. everyone dutifully chuckled at the professor's intended jokes

Origin and Etymology of chuckle

probably frequentative of 1chuck


First Known Use: circa 1770


CHUCKLE Defined for English Language Learners

chuckle

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verb chuck·le \ˈchə-kəl\

Definition of chuckle for English Language Learners

  • : to laugh in a quiet way


CHUCKLE Defined for Kids

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chuckle

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verb chuck·le \ˈchə-kəl\

Definition of chuckle for Students

chuckled

;

chuckling

  1. :  to laugh in a quiet way


2

chuckle

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noun chuck·le

Definition of chuckle for Students

  1. :  a low quiet laugh



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