Definition of chortle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

chortle

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈtʃɔrt̮l//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they chortle
 
he / she / it chortles
 
past simple chortled
 
-ing form chortling
 
 
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to laugh loudly with pleasure or because you are amused Bill chortled with delight.
chortlenoun
 
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