chortle

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (US) enPR: chôr'təl, IPA (key): /ˈt͡ʃɔrtəl/ or [ˈt͡ʃɔrɾɫ̩]
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Noun[change]

Singular
chortle

Plural
chortles

  1. A chortle is a joyful and muffled laugh.
    He frequently interrupted himself with chortles while he told us his favorite joke.

Verb[change]

Plain form
chortle

Third-person singular
chortles

Past tense
chortled

Past participle
chortled

Present participle
chortling

  1. (transitive) If you chortle, you laugh with a chortle.