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chuckle

noun

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an explosive sound that is a sign of amusement
  • a quick chuckle at the funny comment

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chuckle

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of chuckle (Entry 2 of 2)

to show mirth with an explosive vocal sound
  • everyone dutifully chuckled at the professor's intended jokes

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The first known use of chuckle was circa 1770

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“Chuckle.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/chuckle. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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