Last modified on 16 June 2014, at 02:19

chortle

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EtymologyEdit

Coined by Lewis Carroll in his poem Jabberwocky, perhaps as a blend of chuckle and snort.

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chortle (plural chortles)

  1. A joyful, somewhat muffled laugh, rather like a snorting chuckle.
    He frequently interrupted himself with chortles while he told us his favorite joke.

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chortle (third-person singular simple present chortles, present participle chortling, simple past and past participle chortled)

  1. (intransitive) To laugh with a chortle or chortles.
    The old fellow chortled as he recalled his youthful adventures.

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