Definitions for: Chortle


[n] a soft partly suppressed laugh
[v] laugh quietly or with restraint



Webster (1913) Definition: Chor"tle, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Chortled; p. pr.
& vb. n. Chor"tling.]
A word coined by Lewis Carroll (Charles L. Dodgson), and
usually explained as a combination of chuckle and snort.
[Humorous]

O frabjous day ! Callooh ! Callay ! He chortled in his
joy. --Lewis
Carroll.

Synonyms: chuckle, chuckle, laugh softly

See Also: express joy, express mirth, laugh, laugh, laughter

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