chuckle

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Related to chuckling: laugh at, snickered

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 ?
Now you go into the parlor, and I'll send `em down to you," with which somewhat involved reply Hannah vanished, chuckling ecstatically.
Damon, as they came out of the theater two hours later, all three chuckling at the remembrance of what they had seen, "I wonder you never turned your inventive mind to the movies.
He could not help, too, rolling his large eyes round him as he ate, and chuckling with the possibility that he might one day be lord of all this scene of almost unimaginable luxury and splendor.
So we went on, John chuckling all the way home; then he told James about it, who laughed and said, "Serve him right.
His pimples did not seem to bother him much, and he was wild with glee over the bath, kicking and squirming and chuckling with delight, pulling at his mother's face and then at his own little toes.
Well," said he, chuckling brutally; "at any rate, they've got themselves into a trap now--the baggage
he continued, chuckling, as he lighted his cob pipe; "I can just see the last flap o' that boy-editor's shirt tail as he legs it for the woods, while Rebecky settles down in his revolvin' cheer
I'm going to talk Yorkshire to him this very day," said Mary, chuckling herself.
Well, sir,' he said, bowing and chuckling, and tucking in the ends of his neckerchief at his breast: 'I thankee, sir, I thankee
He got them off with difficulty, and baby was at once happily occupied with the primary mystery of her own toes, inviting Silas, with much chuckling, to consider the mystery too.
When the music stopped, I seemed to hear a noise from the skulls in the heap of bones; it was as though they were chuckling and I could not help shuddering.
Even Baloo, half smothered under the monkeys on the edge of the terrace, could not help chuckling as he heard the Black Panther asking for help.