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.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: prob. < chuck + freq. suffix -le
- chuckler noun
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intransitive verb chuck·led, chuck·ling, chuck·les
- To laugh quietly or to oneself.
- To cluck or chuck, as a hen.
Origin: Probably frequentative of chuck3.
- chuckˈler noun
- chuckˈle·some adjective
- chuckˈling·ly adverb