Definition of giggle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

giggle

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈɡɪɡl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɪɡl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they giggle
BrE BrE//ˈɡɪɡl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɪɡl//
 
he / she / it giggles
BrE BrE//ˈɡɪɡlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɪɡlz//
 
past simple giggled
BrE BrE//ˈɡɪɡld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɪɡld//
 
past participle giggled
BrE BrE//ˈɡɪɡld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɪɡld//
 
-ing form giggling
BrE BrE//ˈɡɪɡlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɪɡlɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] giggle (at/about somebody/something) | (+ speech) to laugh in a silly way because you are amused, embarrassed or nervous The girls giggled at the joke. They giggled nervously as they waited for their turn. She giggled with delight. Word Origin early 16th cent.: imitative.Extra examples The children giggled hysterically. The children giggled with delight. They collapsed in a fit of giggling. They giggled about their teacher’s accident. We giggled at the picture. We were giggling over some old photos. giggling over old photographs
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