English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'chuckle'

(verb) 
Definition
to laugh softly or to oneself
He chuckled appreciatively at her riposte.
Synonyms
laugh
He laughed with pleasure when people said he looked like his Dad.
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giggle
Both girls began to giggle.
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snigger
The tourists snigger at the locals' outdated ways and dress.
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chortle
He began chortling heartily.
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titter
Mention sex therapy and most people will titter with embarrassment.
(noun) 
Definition
a partly suppressed laugh
She gave a soft chuckle and said, ‘No chance’.
Synonyms
laugh
She gave a throaty laugh at her own joke.
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giggle
She gave a little giggle.
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snigger
trying to suppress a snigger
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chortle
The old man broke into a wheezy chortle of amusement.
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of chortle
Definition
to chuckle with amusement
He began chortling heartily.
in the sense of chortle
Definition
an amused chuckle
The old man broke into a wheezy chortle of amusement.
in the sense of giggle
Definition
to laugh nervously or foolishly
Both girls began to giggle.
Synonyms
tee-hee,
GGG,
GGL

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