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chuck·le

chuckle

 
 
pronunciation:
chuh kl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: chuckles, chuckling, chuckled
definition: to laugh softly or in a quiet manner.
The old man chuckled at her joke.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a soft or quiet laugh.
derivations: chucklingly (adv.), chuckler (n.)
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