Chortling



[chawr-tl] /ˈtʃɔr tl/

verb (used without object), chortled, chortling.
1.
to chuckle gleefully.
verb (used with object), chortled, chortling.
2.
to express with a gleeful chuckle:
to chortle one’s joy.
noun
3.
a gleeful chuckle.
/ˈtʃɔːtəl/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to chuckle gleefully
noun
2.
a gleeful chuckle
v.

coined 1872 by Lewis Carroll in “Through the Looking Glass,” perhaps from chuckle and snort. Related: Chortled; chortling. As a noun, from 1903.

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