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verb [intransitive] literary     chortle pronunciation in American English
/ˈtʃɔrt(ə)l/
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present tense
I/you/we/theychortle
he/she/itchortles
present participlechortling
past tensechortled
past participlechortled
 
  1. to laugh because you are enjoying something
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chortle

     chortle pronunciation in American English
noun [countable]
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singularchortle
pluralchortles
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The word "chortle" was coined by Lewis Carroll in his children’s story Through the Looking Glass. It is probably a blend of "chuckle" and "snort."
 
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