- The definition of a chuckle is a laugh in a soft, low tone.
An example of a chuckle is a somewhat quiet laugh to a funny joke.
- Chuckle is defined as to produce a soft, low laugh.
An example of chuckle is to laugh very softly at a movie.
intransitive verbchuckled, chuckling
Origin of chuckleprobably ; from chuck + frequentative suffix -le
intransitive verbchuck·led, chuck·ling, chuck·les
- To laugh quietly or to oneself.
- To cluck or chuck, as a hen.
Origin of chuckleProbably frequentative of chuck3.
- A quiet laugh.
(third-person singular simple present chuckles, present participle chuckling, simple past and past participle chuckled)