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chor·tle

 (chôr′tl)
n.
A snorting, joyful laugh or chuckle.
intr. & tr.v. chor·tled, chor·tling, chor·tles
To utter a chortle or express with a chortle.

[Blend of chuckle and snort.]

chor′tler n.
Word History: " 'O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!' He chortled in his joy." Perhaps Lewis Carroll would chortle a bit himself to find that people are still using the word chortle, which he coined in Through the Looking-Glass, published in 1872. In any case, Carroll had constructed his word well, combining the words chuckle and snort. He also provided us means of referring to such hybrids, which are often prosaically called blends. In Through the Looking-Glass Humpty Dumpty uses portmanteau (a suitcase that opens into two hinged compartments) to describe the word slithy, saying, "It's like a portmanteau—there are two meanings packed up into one word" (the meanings being "lithe" and "slimy").
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chortle

(ˈtʃɔːtəl)
vb
(intr) to chuckle gleefully
n
a gleeful chuckle
[C19: coined (1871) by Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking-glass; probably a blend of chuckle + snort]
ˈchortler n
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chor•tle

(ˈtʃɔr tl)

v. -tled, -tling,
n. v.i.
1. to chuckle gleefully.
v.t.
2. to express with a gleeful chuckle: to chortle one's joy.
n.
3. a gleeful chuckle.
[b. chuckle and snort]
chor′tler, n.
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chortle

- Probably a blend of chuckle and snort, coined by Lewis Carroll.
See also related terms for snort.
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chortle


Past participle: chortled
Gerund: chortling

Imperative
chortle
chortle
Present
I chortle
you chortle
he/she/it chortles
we chortle
you chortle
they chortle
Preterite
I chortled
you chortled
he/she/it chortled
we chortled
you chortled
they chortled
Present Continuous
I am chortling
you are chortling
he/she/it is chortling
we are chortling
you are chortling
they are chortling
Present Perfect
I have chortled
you have chortled
he/she/it has chortled
we have chortled
you have chortled
they have chortled
Past Continuous
I was chortling
you were chortling
he/she/it was chortling
we were chortling
you were chortling
they were chortling
Past Perfect
I had chortled
you had chortled
he/she/it had chortled
we had chortled
you had chortled
they had chortled
Future
I will chortle
you will chortle
he/she/it will chortle
we will chortle
you will chortle
they will chortle
Future Perfect
I will have chortled
you will have chortled
he/she/it will have chortled
we will have chortled
you will have chortled
they will have chortled
Future Continuous
I will be chortling
you will be chortling
he/she/it will be chortling
we will be chortling
you will be chortling
they will be chortling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chortling
you have been chortling
he/she/it has been chortling
we have been chortling
you have been chortling
they have been chortling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chortling
you will have been chortling
he/she/it will have been chortling
we will have been chortling
you will have been chortling
they will have been chortling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chortling
you had been chortling
he/she/it had been chortling
we had been chortling
you had been chortling
they had been chortling
Conditional
I would chortle
you would chortle
he/she/it would chortle
we would chortle
you would chortle
they would chortle
Past Conditional
I would have chortled
you would have chortled
he/she/it would have chortled
we would have chortled
you would have chortled
they would have chortled
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chortle - a soft partly suppressed laugh
laugh, laughter - the sound of laughing
Verb1.chortle - laugh quietly or with restraint
express joy, express mirth, laugh - produce laughter
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chortle

verb
1. chuckle, laugh, cackle, guffaw He began chortling like an idiot.
noun
1. chuckle, laugh, cackle, guffaw The old man broke into a wheezy chortle of amusement.
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chortle

verb
To laugh quietly:
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Translations
höröttää

chortle

[ˈtʃɔːtl]
A. Nrisa f alegre
B. VIreírse alegremente
to chortle over sthreírse satisfecho por algo
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chortle

[ˈtʃɔːrtəl] viglousser
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chortle

vigluckern, glucksen; he was chortling over the articleer lachte in sich hinein or vor sich hin, als er den Artikel las
nGluckser m
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chortle

[ˈtʃɔːtl] viridacchiare, fare risolini
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If he's up there looking down he'll be chortling about that."
In the old days he would even play two shows on the same night, leaving audiences chortling and crying for mercy at the same time.
"Please, this is Israel's Knesset," Feiglin implores as other back-benchers attempt various attempts at further humor, and another legislator whips out her cellphone to capture an image of the chortling minister for posterity.
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Whether it's grinning ginger kittens, delighted dolphins or chortling chimps there's plenty of happiness out there.
on any given day in the Tunisian capital, you might notice that drivers stuck in rush-hour traffic seem to be chortling away in unison.
When sessions start, Eoin starts off on fake laughing until the laughter becomes real, but says some people are shy when it comes time to get chortling.
Still chortling at the comment from Sean Penn when he met her with her new 22-year-old squeeze, whose granny is a year younger than Madge.
PERHAPS, in those slow smiling, biscuit-dunking moments of warm sighs, you can imagine the pink and blue angels in Heaven sitting at their desks with wings neatly folded, chortling behind their hands, as God shows them his design for the cocker spaniel.