chuckled

[ chuhk-uh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF chuckled
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHUCKLED

Burke chuckled, as the young man took the paper, wonderingly.

He chuckled as he added: "That Turner woman saved you the trouble with one."

And he chuckled and rubbed his lean hands together as I had so often seen him do.

The Old Man chuckled to himself and went back to his welding.

"It wad hit the pair of 'em," McNab chuckled, and with that word the Devil conquered.

Baumberger eyed him speculatively while he smoked, and chuckled to himself.

He chuckled, in high conceit with himself over the turn of affairs.

"And there'll be another fifty from her next month," she chuckled.

“There was one then that I threatened to marry,” he chuckled.

He chuckled again, but his mirth was curiously soft and gentle.

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.

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