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chortle


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chortle  \Chor"tle\,  v.  t.  &  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Chortled};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Chor"tling}.] 
  A  word  coined  by  Lewis  Carroll  (Charles  L.  Dodgson),  and 
  usually  explained  as  a  combination  of  chuckle  and  snort. 
  [Humorous] 
 
  O  frabjous  day  !  Callooh  !  Callay  !  He  chortled  in  his 
  joy.  --Lewis 
  Carroll. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chortle 
  n  :  a  soft  partly  suppressed  laugh  [syn:  {chuckle}] 
  v  :  laugh  quietly  or  with  restraint  [syn:  {chuckle},  {laugh 
  softly}] 




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