Definitions for chortleˈtʃɔr tl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

chor•tleˈtʃɔr tl(v.; n.)-tled, -tling

  1. (v.i.)to chuckle gleefully.

  2. (v.t.)to express with a gleeful chuckle:

    to chortle one's joy.

  3. (n.)a gleeful chuckle.

Origin of chortle:

b. chuckle and snort

chor′tler(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chortle, chuckle(verb)

    a soft partly suppressed laugh

  2. chuckle, chortle, laugh softly(verb)

    laugh quietly or with restraint

Wiktionary

  1. chortle(Noun)

    A joyful, somewhat muffled laugh, rather like a snorting chuckle.

    He frequently interrupted himself with chortles while he told us his favorite joke.

  2. chortle(Verb)

    To laugh with a chortle or chortles.

    The old fellow chortled as he recalled his youthful adventures.

  3. Origin: Coined by Lewis Carroll in his poem Jabberwocky, perhaps as a .

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