giggle


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gig·gle

 (gĭg′əl)
v. gig·gled, gig·gling, gig·gles
v.intr.
To laugh with repeated short, spasmodic sounds.
v.tr.
To utter while giggling.
n.
A short, spasmodic laugh.

[Of imitative origin.]

gig′gler n.
gig′gling·ly adv.
gig′gly adj.

giggle

(ˈɡɪɡəl)
vb
(intr) to laugh nervously or foolishly
n
1. such a laugh
2. informal something or someone that provokes amusement
3. the giggles a fit of prolonged and uncontrollable giggling
4. for a giggle informal as a joke or prank; not seriously
[C16: of imitative origin]
ˈgiggler n
ˈgiggling n, adj
ˈgigglingly adv
ˈgiggly adj

gig•gle

(ˈgɪg əl)

v. -gled, -gling,
n. v.i.
1. to laugh in a silly, often high-pitched way, esp. with short, repeated gasps and titters, as from ill-concealed amusement or nervous embarrassment.
n.
2. a silly, spasmodic laugh; titter; snicker.
[1500–10; imitative; compare Dutch gigelen, German gickeln. See -le]
gig′gler, n.
gig′gling•ly, adv.
gig′gly, adj.

Giggle

 a group of silly young girls. See also gaggle.
Examples: giggle of girls; of typists.

giggle


Past participle: giggled
Gerund: giggling

Imperative
giggle
giggle
Present
I giggle
you giggle
he/she/it giggles
we giggle
you giggle
they giggle
Preterite
I giggled
you giggled
he/she/it giggled
we giggled
you giggled
they giggled
Present Continuous
I am giggling
you are giggling
he/she/it is giggling
we are giggling
you are giggling
they are giggling
Present Perfect
I have giggled
you have giggled
he/she/it has giggled
we have giggled
you have giggled
they have giggled
Past Continuous
I was giggling
you were giggling
he/she/it was giggling
we were giggling
you were giggling
they were giggling
Past Perfect
I had giggled
you had giggled
he/she/it had giggled
we had giggled
you had giggled
they had giggled
Future
I will giggle
you will giggle
he/she/it will giggle
we will giggle
you will giggle
they will giggle
Future Perfect
I will have giggled
you will have giggled
he/she/it will have giggled
we will have giggled
you will have giggled
they will have giggled
Future Continuous
I will be giggling
you will be giggling
he/she/it will be giggling
we will be giggling
you will be giggling
they will be giggling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been giggling
you have been giggling
he/she/it has been giggling
we have been giggling
you have been giggling
they have been giggling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been giggling
you will have been giggling
he/she/it will have been giggling
we will have been giggling
you will have been giggling
they will have been giggling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been giggling
you had been giggling
he/she/it had been giggling
we had been giggling
you had been giggling
they had been giggling
Conditional
I would giggle
you would giggle
he/she/it would giggle
we would giggle
you would giggle
they would giggle
Past Conditional
I would have giggled
you would have giggled
he/she/it would have giggled
we would have giggled
you would have giggled
they would have giggled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.giggle - a foolish or nervous laughgiggle - a foolish or nervous laugh    
laugh, laughter - the sound of laughing
Verb1.giggle - laugh nervously; "The girls giggled when the rock star came into the classroom"
express joy, express mirth, laugh - produce laughter

giggle

verb laugh, chuckle, snigger, chortle, titter, twitter, tee-hee, GGG (S.M.S.), GGL (S.M.S.) Both girls began to giggle
noun laugh, chuckle, snigger, chortle, titter, twitter, GGG (S.M.S.), GGL (S.M.S.) She gave a little giggle.

giggle

verb
To laugh in a stifled way:
noun
A stifled laugh:
Translations
ضِحْكَةٌ بَلْهاءيَضْحَكُيَضْحَكُ ضِحْكَةً بَلْهاء
chichotat sehihňat sechichotání
fnisefnis
kikattaa
hihotati se
vihogvihogás
flissflissa
くすくす笑う
낄낄 웃다
kiketanuolatos kikenantis
ķiķināšanaķiķināt
hihitanjehihitati se
fnittra
หัวเราะต่อกระซิก
kıkırdamakkıkır kıkır gülmekkıkırdama
khúc khích

giggle

[ˈgɪgl]
A. Nrisita f
she got the gigglesle dio la risa tonta
they did it for a giggle (Brit) → lo hicieron para reírse

giggle

[ˈgɪgəl]
vi (gen)glousser
Caroline started to giggle → Caroline se mit à glousser.
He giggled nervously
BUT Il ricana nerveusement.
n (gen)petit rire m bête
a nervous giggle → un petit rire nerveux

giggle

nGekicher nt no pl, → Kichern nt no pl; …, he said with a giggle…, sagte er kichernd; we had a good giggle about it (inf)wir haben uns darüber gekringelt (inf); it was a bit of a giggle (inf)es war ganz lustig; a fit of the gigglesein Kicheranfall m; to get the gigglesanfangen herumzukichern; to do something as a giggleetw aus Spaß tun
vikichern, gickeln (inf)

giggle

[ˈgɪgl]
1. nrisolino (sciocco)
to get the giggles → farsi prendere dalla risarella
2. viridacchiare (scioccamente), avere la risarella

giggle

(ˈgigl) verb
to laugh in a nervous or silly way.
noun
a laugh of this kind.
ˈgiggler noun
ˈgiggly adjective
giggling often. a giggly young girl.

giggle

يَضْحَكُ chichotat se fnise kichern χασκογελώ reír tontamente, reírse tontamente kikattaa pouffer hihotati se ridacchiare くすくす笑う 낄낄 웃다 giechelen fnise zachichotać dar risadinhas хихикать fnittra หัวเราะต่อกระซิก kıkırdamak khúc khích 哈哈地笑
References in classic literature ?
There was a good deal of rustling and whispering behind the curtain, a trifle of lamp smoke, and an occasional giggle from Amy, who was apt to get hysterical in the excitement of the moment.
There had been an oath, the nervous giggle of old Edward King, and then silence.
So it proved with poor Hepzibah; for, when she saw the young man's smile,--looking so much the brighter on a thoughtful face,--and heard his kindly tone, she broke first into a hysteric giggle and then began to sob.
The young imps on the verandah were not disappointed in their hope of hearing him "swar," which he did with a fluency and fervency which delighted them all amazingly, as they ducked and dodged hither and thither, to be out of the reach of his riding-whip; and, all whooping off together, they tumbled, in a pile of immeasurable giggle, on the withered turf under the verandah, where they kicked up their heels and shouted to their full satisfaction.
and from observing that the women-servants who were about the place came out to look and giggle at me as a young phenomenon.
Because he is a cat," said Jane, with the giggle which was seldom far behind her tears.
To everyone I would run with a greeting, and laugh, and giggle, and scamper about, and skip for very joy.
He broke out into a most unexpected, imbecile, pathetic, nervous little giggle.
Oh, I'm all right, I guess," he said, struggling to his feet, with a broken giggle.
And all for the sake of a white stallion,' said Kim, with a giggle, his eyes aflame.
But say no more than you are told to say, or--' here came the nervous giggle again--'you had better never have been born.
Oh, 'twas awfully funny," I replied, beginning to giggle myself; "it will make you roar;" and I told it them.