chuckle

Part of speech: verb

To laugh to oneself.

Part of speech: noun

A low, suppressed, or broken laugh.

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Usage examples "chuckle":

  1. Possibly it pleased the courier to have someone to chuckle over a secret. - "The Secrets of the German War Office", 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", 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", Ralph Connor.