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chuckle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishchucklechuck‧le /ˈtʃʌkəl/ ●○○ verb [intransitive]  LAUGHto laugh quietly What are you chuckling about?see thesaurus at laughchuckle noun [countable] Rosie gave a little chuckle.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
chuckle"Do you remember when Michelle fell in the river?" Morgan chuckled.Footbridges cross and recross Ashland Creek, which chuckles along the length of the park.The doctor chuckled and probed, digging and piercing, as he lectured.Coulter chuckled and shook his head.Hank chuckled, and then winced when he moved his head suddenly.Father van Exem chuckled loudly as he continued his tale.But even as she chuckled, Phoebe knew now that this was not fair.Simon sat reading a magazine, chuckling to himself.I remember him chuckling when he told me about the big farm men who came to have their teeth extracted.Fashion critics chuckled when Ronald Reagan wore his brown suits while president.His eyes searching hers from very close quarters, he chuckled when she hastily lowered her lashes.
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Verb table
chuckle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theychuckle
he, she, itchuckles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theychuckled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave chuckled
he, she, ithas chuckled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad chuckled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill chuckle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have chuckled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam chuckling
he, she, itis chuckling
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you, we, theyare chuckling
Past
I, he, she, itwas chuckling
you, we, theywere chuckling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been chuckling
he, she, ithas been chuckling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been chuckling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be chuckling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been chuckling
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