|Origin:||chuck 'to cluck' (14-19 centuries), from the sound|
What are you chuckling about?
—chuckle noun [countable]WORD FOCUS: laugh
Rosie gave a little chuckle.
giggle to laugh repeatedly in a silly way because you are amused, embarrassed, or nervous
snigger to laugh unkindly and quietly, especially at something that is not meant to be funny
chuckle to laugh quietly, especially because you are thinking about something funny
roar/howl with laughter to laugh very loudly because you think something is very funny
be in hysterics to laugh uncontrollably
crack up informal to suddenly start laughing a lot
➔ See also laugh