The definition of a chuckle is a laugh in a soft, low tone.(noun)
An example of a chuckle is a somewhat quiet laugh to a funny joke.
Chuckle is defined as to produce a soft, low laugh.(verb)
An example of chuckle is to laugh very softly at a movie.
See chuckle in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: prob. < chuck + freq. suffix -le
See chuckle in American Heritage Dictionary 4
intransitive verb chuck·led, chuck·ling, chuck·les
Origin: Probably frequentative of chuck3.
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