chuckle

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈtʃʌkəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈtʃʌkəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(chukəl)


Inflections of 'chuckle' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
chuckles
v 3rd person singular
chuckling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
chuckled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
chuckled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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chuckle

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [sinister, childish, sarcastic, hearty, nervous, faint] chuckle
  2. gave me a good chuckle
  3. had a good chuckle [about, with, over, at]
  4. have a good chuckle [when, whenever]
  5. gave me the chuckles to [hear, learn, see]
  6. got the chuckles when she [said, did, forgot]
  7. has got a (good) case of the chuckles
  8. [occasional, several, many, long] bouts of chuckles
  9. [gave, let] out a [little, hearty] chuckle
  10. [suppress, hold in] your chuckles
  11. chuckles from the [spectators, audience, crowd]
  12. chuckles from his [workmates, friends, relatives, coworkers, teacher]
  13. heard chuckles coming from the [spectators]
  14. Her [comments, actions, behavior] raised a few chuckles.
v
  1. chuckle [at, over, about]
  2. chuckled to herself
  3. chuckle [lightly, inappropriately]
  4. chuckle with [delight, glee, amusement]
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