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chortle

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

an explosive sound that is a sign of amusement
  • the joke provoked a sudden chortle from a bystander

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chortle

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of chortle (Entry 2 of 2)

to show mirth with an explosive vocal sound
  • audiences might chortle gently during the movie's amusing bits, but there are few knee-slappers

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The first known use of chortle was in 1871

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“Chortle.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/chortle. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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