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

  3. 2 :  to make a continuous gentle sound resembling suppressed 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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