chuckle

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chuckle (plural chuckles)

  1. A quiet laugh.

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chuckle (third-person singular simple present chuckles, present participle chuckling, simple past and past participle chuckled)

  1. To laugh quietly or inwardly.
  2. (intransitive, archaic) To make the sound of a chicken; to cluck.
  3. (transitive, archaic) To call together, or call to follow, as a hen calls her chickens; to cluck.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)
  4. (transitive, archaic) To fondle; to indulge or pamper.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)

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