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giggle

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verb gig·gle \ˈgi-gəl\

Definition of giggle

giggled

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giggling

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

giggler

play \ˈgi-g(ə-)lər\ noun

gigglingly

play \ˈgi-g(ə-)liŋ-lē\ adverb

giggly

play \ˈgi-g(ə-)lē\ adjective

Examples of giggle in a Sentence

  1. She giggled like a little kid.

  2. We were all joking and giggling nervously as we waited for the ceremony to begin.

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Origin and Etymology of giggle

imitative


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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 in a Sentence

  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

Recent Examples of giggle from the Web

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First Known Use of giggle

circa 1677


GIGGLE Defined for English Language Learners

giggle

play
verb

Definition of giggle for English Language Learners

  • : to laugh in a nervous or childlike way


GIGGLE Defined for Kids

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giggle

play
verb gig·gle \ˈgi-gəl\

Definition of giggle for Students

giggled

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giggling

  1. :  to laugh with repeated short high childlike sounds


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giggle

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noun gig·gle

Definition of giggle for Students

  1. :  a light silly laugh



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