• IPA: /ˈt͡ʃʌkəl/

chuckle (plural chuckles)

  1. A quiet laugh.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: ricanerie
  • German: Kichern
  • Russian: хихи́канье

chuckle (chuckles, present participle chuckling; past and past participle chuckled)

  1. To laugh quietly or inwardly.
  2. (transitive) To communicate through chuckling.
    She chuckled her assent to my offer as she got in the car.
  3. (intransitive, archaic) To make the sound of a chicken; to cluck.
  4. (transitive, archaic) To call together, or call to follow, as a hen calls her chickens; to cluck.
  5. (transitive, archaic) To fondle; to indulge or pamper.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • French: glousser
  • Russian: куда́хтать
  • Spanish: cocorear


  1. (obsolete) Clumsy.

This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.008
Offline English dictionary