Chuckle meaning

chŭk'əl
Chuckle is defined as to produce a soft, low laugh.

An example of chuckle is to laugh very softly at a movie.

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To cluck or chuck, as a hen.
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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.

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To laugh quietly or to oneself.
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A quiet laugh of mild amusement or satisfaction.
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To laugh softly in a low tone, as in mild amusement.
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A soft, low-toned laugh.
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A quiet laugh.
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To laugh quietly or inwardly.
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(intransitive, archaic) To make the sound of a chicken; to cluck.
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(archaic) To call together, or call to follow, as a hen calls her chickens; to cluck.

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(archaic) To fondle; to indulge or pamper.

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Origin of chuckle

  • Probably frequentative of chuck
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition