What does the word chuckle mean?

    Part of speech: verb intransitive

  • To laugh to oneself.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A low, suppressed, or broken laugh.

Usage examples for chuckle

  1. Possibly it pleased the courier to have someone to chuckle over a secret. – The Secrets of the German War Office by Dr. Armgaard Karl Graves
  2. " No, no, my fine fellow," said Thornton, with a coarse chuckle; " you have as much wit as three folks, two fools, and a madman; but you won't do me, for all that. – Pelham, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009
  3. " Ay, A doot he has ye there, minister," said Mrs. McNish with a quiet chuckle. – To Him That Hath A Novel Of The West Of Today by Ralph Connor