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 ?
It's nothing partickler,' said Mr Willet, chuckling again.
muttered Squeers, looking as amiable as he possibly could the while; for Peg's eye was upon him, and she was chuckling fearfully, as though in delight at having made a choice repartee, 'Do you see this?
Mrs Sliderskew, with much blinking and chuckling, and with looks expressive of her strong admiration of Mr Squeers, his person, manners, and conversation, replied that the rheumatics were better.
I'm going to talk Yorkshire to him this very day," said Mary, chuckling herself.
He ignored the chuckling, grinning, girding black boys, who, but for the fact that he was under the terrible aegis of the big fella white marster, would have delighted to kill and eat the puppy who, in the process of training, was proving a most capable nigger-chaser.
Look again, and guess what those are," answered Uncle Mac, chuckling and enjoying it all like a boy.
Jacob, to whom this once indifferent brother had all at once become a sort of sweet-tasted fetish, stroked David's best coat with his adhesive fingers, and then hugged him with an accompaniment of that mingled chuckling and gurgling by which he was accustomed to express the milder passions.