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chortling

verb
present participle of chortle

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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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“Chortling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/chortling. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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