chuckle
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈt͡ʃʌkəl/
Noun

chuckle (plural chuckles)

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

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
Adjective

chuckle

  1. (obsolete) Clumsy.



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