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chuckle

[ chuhk-uh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF chuckle

Synonyms for chuckle

  • chortle
  • laugh
  • smile
  • snicker
  • cackle
  • crow
  • exult
  • guffaw
  • hee-haw
  • snigger
  • titter
  • sniggle
  • teehee
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHUCKLE

Miss Milbrey nodded encouragement, seeming to chuckle inwardly.

Then the chuckle came again, and he added emphatically: "But I will!"

"Yes, prob'ly it was something about 'em," Pa assented with a chuckle.

Linda tried hard but she could not suppress a chuckle: "Of course you would!"

The sympathetic Toodles welcomed this opening for a chuckle.

Calendar's chuckle was not audible, but he broke the pause that followed.

He heard Grey Beaver chuckle above him, and he knew the sound was not hostile.

Miggs departed at his bidding, but less because of his bidding than because she desired to chuckle in secret.

"If not, he could wait for us here," suggested Merritt, with a chuckle.

Old Man Curry began to chuckle, and the jockey eyed him curiously.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, frequentative of Middle English chukken "make a clucking noise" (late 14c.), of echoic origin. It originally meant "noisy laughter." Related: Chuckled; chuckling.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CHUCKLE

cackle

nouna loud laugh
  • chortle
  • chuckle
  • cluck
  • crow
  • gibber
  • giggle
  • gobble
  • guffaw
  • quack
  • snicker
  • snigger
  • titter

chortle

verblaugh gleefully
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