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chuck·le

 (chŭk′əl)
intr.v. chuck·led, chuck·ling, chuck·les
1. To laugh quietly or to oneself.
2. To cluck or chuck, as a hen.
n.
A quiet laugh of mild amusement or satisfaction.

[ Probably frequentative of chuck.]

chuck′ler n.
chuck′le·some adj.
chuck′ling·ly (-lĭng-lē) adv.

chuckle

(ˈtʃʌkəl)
vb (intr)
1. to laugh softly or to oneself
2. (Zoology) (of animals, esp hens) to make a clucking sound
n
a partly suppressed laugh
[C16: probably from chuck3]
ˈchuckler n
ˈchucklingly adv

chuck•le

(ˈtʃʌk əl)

v. chuck•led, chuck•ling,
n. v.i.
1. to laugh in a softly moderated manner.
n.
2. a softly moderated laugh.
[1590–1600]
chuck′ler, n.
chuck′ling•ly, adv.

chuckle


Past participle: chuckled
Gerund: chuckling

Imperative
chuckle
chuckle
Present
I chuckle
you chuckle
he/she/it chuckles
we chuckle
you chuckle
they chuckle
Preterite
I chuckled
you chuckled
he/she/it chuckled
we chuckled
you chuckled
they chuckled
Present Continuous
I am chuckling
you are chuckling
he/she/it is chuckling
we are chuckling
you are chuckling
they are chuckling
Present Perfect
I have chuckled
you have chuckled
he/she/it has chuckled
we have chuckled
you have chuckled
they have chuckled
Past Continuous
I was chuckling
you were chuckling
he/she/it was chuckling
we were chuckling
you were chuckling
they were chuckling
Past Perfect
I had chuckled
you had chuckled
he/she/it had chuckled
we had chuckled
you had chuckled
they had chuckled
Future
I will chuckle
you will chuckle
he/she/it will chuckle
we will chuckle
you will chuckle
they will chuckle
Future Perfect
I will have chuckled
you will have chuckled
he/she/it will have chuckled
we will have chuckled
you will have chuckled
they will have chuckled
Future Continuous
I will be chuckling
you will be chuckling
he/she/it will be chuckling
we will be chuckling
you will be chuckling
they will be chuckling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chuckling
you have been chuckling
he/she/it has been chuckling
we have been chuckling
you have been chuckling
they have been chuckling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chuckling
you will have been chuckling
he/she/it will have been chuckling
we will have been chuckling
you will have been chuckling
they will have been chuckling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chuckling
you had been chuckling
he/she/it had been chuckling
we had been chuckling
you had been chuckling
they had been chuckling
Conditional
I would chuckle
you would chuckle
he/she/it would chuckle
we would chuckle
you would chuckle
they would chuckle
Past Conditional
I would have chuckled
you would have chuckled
he/she/it would have chuckled
we would have chuckled
you would have chuckled
they would have chuckled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chuckle - a soft partly suppressed laugh
laugh, laughter - the sound of laughing
Verb1.chuckle - laugh quietly or with restraint
express joy, express mirth, laugh - produce laughter

chuckle

verb laugh, giggle, snigger, chortle, titter He chuckled appreciatively at her riposte.

chuckle

verb
To laugh quietly:
Translations
ضِحْكا خافِتايَضْحَكُ ضِحْكا خافِتا
chechotpochechtávánípochichtávat se
klukkenklukle
hlæja lágtlágvær hlátur, hláturkjölt
krizenimaskrizenti
ķiķināšanaķiķināt
chichotsmiech
hihitanjehihitati se
kıkır kıkır gülmekıkır kıkır gülmek

chuckle

[ˈtʃʌkl]
A. Nrisita f, risa f sofocada
we had a good chuckle over thatnos reímos bastante con eso
B. VIreírse entre dientes, soltar una risita
to chuckle at or overreírse con

chuckle

[ˈtʃʌkəl] viglousser

chuckle

nleises Lachen, Kichern nt no pl; to have a good chuckle about somethingsich (dat)eins lachen über etw (acc) (inf)
vileise in sich (acc)hineinlachen, sich (dat)eins lachen (inf); to chuckle awayvor sich hin lachen or kichern

chuckle

[ˈtʃʌkl]
1. nrisolino
2. viridacchiare
to chuckle at or over → ridere or ridacchiare per

chuckle

(ˈtʃakl) verb
to laugh quietly. He sat chuckling over a funny book.
noun
such a laugh.
References in classic literature ?
As they was starting down the ladder the duke he chuckles again, and says:
It is a great day for me, sir--one of the red-letter days of my life," he cried with many chuckles.
There sat the thorny Sorcerer in his chair of state, and when the Wizard saw him he began to laugh, uttering comical little chuckles.
At this the crab began laughing in queer chuckles that reminded Dorothy of the way Billina sometimes cackled.
While Stella read My Graves, punctuating its tragic paragraphs with chuckles, and Rusty slept the sleep of a just cat who has been out all night curled up on a Jane Andrews tale of a beautiful maiden of fifteen who went to nurse in a leper colony -- of course dying of the loathsome disease finally -- Anne glanced over the other manuscripts and recalled the old days at Avonlea school when the members of the Story Club, sitting under the spruce trees or down among the ferns by the brook, had written them.
He shook his head reproachfully, while the laughter died down in his throat to long-drawn chuckles.
Then he explained to the startled Hegan, and became a good listener again, though he could not refrain now and again from making audible chuckles of satisfaction and delight.
His brain is so stupid that he does not know he is an apparition," the White Logic chuckles to me.
All the creatures about the place were clean and fearless, quite unlike their relations elsewhere; and Tom begged to be taught how to make all the pigs and cows and poultry in our village tame, at which the farmer only gave one of his grim chuckles.
You've earned my undying gratitude," answered the Assistant Commissioner, whose long face looked wooden in contrast with the peculiar character of the other's gravity, which seemed perpetually ready to break into ripples and chuckles.
Maggy being broad awake, and in the act of distantly gloating over the fruit and cakes with chuckles of anticipation, Clennam made the best diversion in his power by pouring her out a glass of wine, which she drank in a series of loud smacks; putting her hand upon her windpipe after every one, and saying, breathless, with her eyes in a prominent state, 'Oh, ain't it d'licious
Snodgrass, he did nothing but whisper poetical sentiments into his partner's ear, which made one old gentleman facetiously sly, about partnerships at cards and partnerships for life, and caused the aforesaid old gentleman to make some remarks thereupon, accompanied with divers winks and chuckles, which made the company very merry and the old gentleman's wife especially so.