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chortles

noun
plural of chortle

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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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chortles

verb
present tense third-person singular of chortle

Synonyms & Antonyms of chortles (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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“Chortles.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/chortles. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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