What does giggle mean?

Definitions for giggle
ˈgɪg əlgig·gle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. giggleverb

    a foolish or nervous laugh

  2. giggle, titterverb

    laugh nervously

    "The girls giggled when the rock star came into the classroom"


  1. gigglenoun

    A high-pitched, silly laugh.

  2. gigglenoun


  3. giggleverb

    To laugh gently or in a high-pitched voice; to laugh in a silly or giddy way.

    The jokes had them giggling like little girls all evening.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To GIGGLEverb

    To laugh idly; to titter; to grin with merry levity. It is retained in Scotland.

    Etymology: gichgelen, Dutch.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Giggleverb

    to laugh with short catches of the breath or voice; to laugh in a light, affected, or silly manner; to titter with childish levity

  2. Gigglenoun

    a kind of laugh, with short catches of the voice or breath; a light, silly laugh

  3. Etymology: [Akin to gaggle: cf. OD. ghichelen, G. kichern.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Giggle

    gig′l, v.i. to laugh with short catches of the breath, or in a silly manner.—n. a laugh of this kind.—ns. Gigg′ler; Gigg′ling. [M. E. gagelen, to cackle; cf. Ice. gagl, a goose.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of giggle in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of giggle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of giggle in a Sentence

  1. Emma Thompson, Vanity Fair:

    I was brought up by very witty people who were dealing with quite difficult things - disease and death... I was brought up by people who tended to giggle at funerals.

  2. Elsbeth Reitzema:

    It's easier to start with young people, because once they get older, they still giggle but are already used to it, also, it's important to tell children everything before they go through puberty, because you want them to understand the way their bodies will change and understand sex before they are getting into sexual relationships.

  3. Nancy Pelosi:

    He’s the big winner and when he got this letter from the president saying ‘okay nevermind,’ he must be having a giggle fit, right now, in North Korea.

  4. Espartaco Borga:

    They don't even see them as what they are, which is a tablet on wheels, they see them as part of the service experience because these robots have a personality, they can interact. If you touch them, they giggle and they tell you things.

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    greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
    • A. lacerate
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