chuckle - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/ˈtʃʌk(ə)l/
present tense
I/you/we/theychuckle
he/she/itchuckles
present participlechuckling
past tensechuckled
past participlechuckled
  1. to laugh quietly, especially in a private or secret way

    As she read her book, she chuckled softly.

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derived word

chuckle

 

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noun [countable]
singularchuckle
pluralchuckles