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Verb: chortle  chor-t(u)l
  1. Laugh quietly or with restraint
    - chuckle, laugh softly
Noun: chortle  chor-t(u)l
  1. A soft partly suppressed laugh
    - chuckle

Derived forms: chortled, chortles, chortling

Type of: express joy, express mirth, laugh, laughter

Encyclopedia: Chortle