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chortle

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Etymology

Coined by Lewis Carroll in his poem Jabberwocky, perhaps as a blend of chuckle and snort.

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Noun

Singular
chortle

Plural
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  1. A joyful, somewhat muffled laugh, rather like a snorting chuckle.
    He frequently interrupted himself with chortles while he told us his favorite joke.

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Verb

Infinitive
to chortle

Third person singular
chortl

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to chortle (third-person singular simple present chortl, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To laugh with a chortle or chortles.
    The old fellow chortled as he recalled his youthful adventures.

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