chortling

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

chortling

  1. present participle of chortle

Noun[edit]

chortling ‎(plural chortlings)

  1. The act of giving a chortle.
    • 2013, Ann Gimpel, Earth's Requiem
      She laughed—and then started, realizing how long it had been since she'd heard the sound of her own laughter. Real laughter, not the bitter chortlings she'd taken to indulging in.