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verb as in laugh gleefully

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Lewis Carroll really did introduce the word “chortle” to the English language in his 1871 poem Jabberwocky.

He appeared also to be saying he had inside information about it that he could only chortle about, unable to spell it out.

It rose again—it was like a perplexing cheep and chirrup, changing to a chortle of glee.

I thought you were a good enough pal not to want to chortle over me—as I know Geoffrey will—should the thing turn out a frost!

You flourish the "pass" signed by "A" in triumph, and with a chortle, point to the signature.

Im larnin how to git along with Jane Ann, declared Mr. Hicks, with a delighted chortle, and pinching the freckled girl beside him.

They will not actually steal, but they will cheat you every time and chortle over it.


On this page you'll find 41 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to chortle, such as: cackle, chuckle, giggle, laugh, snicker, and crow.

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