Definitions for: Chuckle


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



Webster (1913) Definition: Chuc"kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chuckled; p. pr. & vb.
n. Chuckling.] [From lst Chuck.]
1. To call, as a hen her chickens; to cluck. [Obs.] --Dryden.

2. To fondle; to cocker. [Obs.] --Dryden.


Chuc"kle, n.
A short, suppressed laugh; the expression of satisfaction,
exultation, or derision.


Chuc"kle, v. i. [From lst Chuck.]
To laugh in a suppressed or broken manner, as expressing
inward satisfaction, exultation, or derision.

Synonyms: chortle, chortle, laugh softly

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

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