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We cannot be kind to each other here for even an hour. We whisper, and hint, and chuckle and grin at our brother's shame; however you take it we men are a little breed.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Meaning of "chuckle" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CHUCKLE

Probably from chuck³.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CHUCKLE

chuckle  [ˈtʃʌkəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHUCKLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chuckle is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb chuckle in English.

WHAT DOES CHUCKLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

chuckle

Laughter

Laughing is a physical reaction in humans, consisting typically of rhythmical, often audible contractions of the diaphragm and other parts of the respiratory system. It is a response to certain external or internal stimuli. Laughter can arise from such activities as being tickled, or from humorous stories or thoughts. Most commonly, it is considered a visual expression of a number of positive emotional states, such as joy, mirth, happiness, relief, etc. On some occasions, however, it may be caused by contrary emotional states such as embarrassment, apology, or confusion or courtesy laugh. Factors such as age, gender, education, language, and culture are determinant factors as to whether a person will experience laughter in a given situation. Laughter is a part of human behavior regulated by the brain, helping humans clarify their intentions in social interaction and providing an emotional context to conversations. Laughter is used as a signal for being part of a group — it signals acceptance and positive interactions with others. Laughter is sometimes seen as contagious, and the laughter of one person can itself provoke laughter from others as a positive feedback.

Definition of chuckle in the English dictionary

The first definition of chuckle in the dictionary is to laugh softly or to oneself. Other definition of chuckle is to make a clucking sound. Chuckle is also a partly suppressed laugh.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CHUCKLE

PRESENT

Present
I chuckle
you chuckle
he/she/it chuckles
we chuckle
you chuckle
they chuckle
Present continuous
I am chuckling
you are chuckling
he/she/it is chuckling
we are chuckling
you are chuckling
they are chuckling
Present perfect
I have chuckled
you have chuckled
he/she/it has chuckled
we have chuckled
you have chuckled
they have chuckled
Present perfect continuous
I have been chuckling
you have been chuckling
he/she/it has been chuckling
we have been chuckling
you have been chuckling
they have been chuckling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I chuckled
you chuckled
he/she/it chuckled
we chuckled
you chuckled
they chuckled
Past continuous
I was chuckling
you were chuckling
he/she/it was chuckling
we were chuckling
you were chuckling
they were chuckling
Past perfect
I had chuckled
you had chuckled
he/she/it had chuckled
we had chuckled
you had chuckled
they had chuckled
Past perfect continuous
I had been chuckling
you had been chuckling
he/she/it had been chuckling
we had been chuckling
you had been chuckling
they had been chuckling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will chuckle
you will chuckle
he/she/it will chuckle
we will chuckle
you will chuckle
they will chuckle
Future continuous
I will be chuckling
you will be chuckling
he/she/it will be chuckling
we will be chuckling
you will be chuckling
they will be chuckling
Future perfect
I will have chuckled
you will have chuckled
he/she/it will have chuckled
we will have chuckled
you will have chuckled
they will have chuckled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been chuckling
you will have been chuckling
he/she/it will have been chuckling
we will have been chuckling
you will have been chuckling
they will have been chuckling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would chuckle
you would chuckle
he/she/it would chuckle
we would chuckle
you would chuckle
they would chuckle
Conditional continuous
I would be chuckling
you would be chuckling
he/she/it would be chuckling
we would be chuckling
you would be chuckling
they would be chuckling
Conditional perfect
I would have chuckle
you would have chuckle
he/she/it would have chuckle
we would have chuckle
you would have chuckle
they would have chuckle
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been chuckling
you would have been chuckling
he/she/it would have been chuckling
we would have been chuckling
you would have been chuckling
they would have been chuckling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you chuckle
we let´s chuckle
you chuckle
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to chuckle
Past participle
chuckled
Present Participle
chuckling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHUCKLE


bruckle
ˈbrʌkəl
bubukle
ˈbjuːˌbʌkəl
buccal
ˈbʌkəl
buckle
ˈbʌkəl
honeysuckle
ˈhʌnɪˌsʌkəl
huckle
ˈhʌkəl
knuckle
ˈnʌkəl
muckle
ˈmʌkəl
parbuckle
ˈpɑːˌbʌkəl
penuchle
ˈpiːnʌkəl
penuckle
ˈpiːnʌkəl
pinochle
ˈpiːnʌkəl
pinocle
ˈpiːnʌkəl
puckle
ˈpʌkəl
ruckle
ˈrʌkəl
suckle
ˈsʌkəl
swashbuckle
ˈswɒʃˌbʌkəl
truckle
ˈtrʌkəl
turnbuckle
ˈtɜːnˌbʌkəl
unbuckle
ʌnˈbʌkəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHUCKLE

chuck in
chuck off
chuck off at
chuck out
chuck steak
chuck wagon
chuck-full
chuck-will´s-widow
chuckawalla
chucker
chucker-out
chuckhole
chuckie
chucklehead
chuckleheaded
chuckleheadedness
chuckler
chucklesome
chucklingly
chuckwalla

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHUCKLE

bare-knuckle
crackle
deckle
dill pickle
fickle
fishing tackle
freckle
grackle
ickle
near the knuckle
pickle
shackle
sickle
spackle
speckle
tackle
tickle
trickle
trumpet honeysuckle
white-knuckle

Synonyms and antonyms of chuckle in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CHUCKLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «chuckle» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of chuckle

Translation of «chuckle» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHUCKLE

Find out the translation of chuckle to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chuckle from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chuckle» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

轻声地笑
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

reírse entre dientes
570 millions of speakers

English

chuckle
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

व्यंग्य
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ضحكة مكتومة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

смешок
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

rir
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মৃদুহাস্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tertawa
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

leise kichern
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

含み笑いをする
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

킥 하고 웃다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Chuckle
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vui thích
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உள்ளூர ஏற்படும் சிரிப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मस्करी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kıkırdama
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ridacchiare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

chichot
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

смішок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

chicotit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

chuckle
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

laggie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skrocka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

latter
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chuckle

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHUCKLE»

The term «chuckle» is quite widely used and occupies the 26.995 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHUCKLE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «chuckle» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «chuckle» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chuckle

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5 QUOTES WITH «CHUCKLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word chuckle.
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Mary Callahan Erdoes
My grandmother Izzy taught me to balance her checkbook when I was 6 years old. She would sign the checks after I paid the bills. I had a chuckle with my grandmother recently on how 'unbalanced' her checkbook must have been years ago.
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Austin Peck
Especially when you deal with comedy, you have got to be really honest because it's the honesty and the spontaneity that causes people to chuckle, that catches people.
3
John Ridley
Bigots are actually funny to me in the way that people who still wear parachute pants give me a chuckle.
4
Red Skelton
If by chance some day you're not feeling well and you should remember some silly thing I've said or done and it brings back a smile to your face or a chuckle to your heart, then my purpose as your clown has been fulfilled.
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Alfred Lord Tennyson
We cannot be kind to each other here for even an hour. We whisper, and hint, and chuckle and grin at our brother's shame; however you take it we men are a little breed.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHUCKLE»

Discover the use of chuckle in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chuckle and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Chuckle and Cringe: SpongeBob's Book of Embarrassing Stories
SpongeBob and his fellow residents of Bikini Bottom retell embarrassing moments.
David Lewman, 2007
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Chuckle Squad: Jokes about Classrooms, Sports, Food, ...
A collection of jokes about school for young readers that offers laughs about classrooms, sports, food, teachers and more!
Michael Dahl, 2010
3
Richard Scarry's Chuckle with Huckle!: And Other Funny ...
Simple rhyming text presents the various activities of the animals of Busytown.
Jane E. Gerver, Richard Scarry, 2005
4
A Chuckle Of Jokes
Chuckle of Jokes brings to you a string of jokes, touching all facets of modern society — politicians, lawyers, doctors, drunkards, and modern gizmos like computers.
S.M. Mathur, 2009
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Charlsie's Chuckle
Charlsie, a young boy with Down's syndrome, has an infectious chuckle that helps the members of the Town Council stop arguing long enough to solve some serious problems.
Clara Widess Berkus, 1992
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A Chuckle of Kids Jokes
And so will your friends and family when you tell them! There are doctor jokes, silly riddles, and jokes on school, pets and monsters. So open this book, and let the chuckles out!
Helen Exley, 1998
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BLESSINGS, TEARS and a CHUCKLE or TWO
THE. VERY. BAD. DAY. I'm just so mad, How could I be glad, After the rat-rotten day that I've had. I awoke with a scream From the fearsomest dream,. As you would, too, if that monster you'd seen! Out side was still dark; But I heard a dog bark ...
Willi Fischer Jed, 2010
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Today's chuckle: 2500 great one-liners for every occasion
For more than 40 years, "Today's Chuckle"--a lively and refreshing antidote to the daily grind of mayhem and murder, disasters and devastation--has appeared on the front pages of newspapers across the country.
Paul Harlan Collins, 1993
9
Justin's Chuckle Time
Children's TV superstar and MBE Justin Fletcher is back with all-new jokes! In a great little chunky, child-friendly format to complement his new Justin's Rhyme Time, this is a perfect stocking filler for his core audience of ages 3-5.
Justin Fletcher, 2013
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Robin Hood, E Script with Site Licence to Copy
MEN ELVES ROBIN CHUCKLE JOHN CHUCKLE ELVES JOHN THEOBALD ADAM PO CEDRIC SNIGGER CEDRIC SNIGGER CHUCKLE EGBERT CHUCKLE GIGGLE THEOBALD GIGGLE PO WILL PO EGBERT ALL ROBIN CHUCKLE ...
David Barrett

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHUCKLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chuckle is used in the context of the following news items.
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Fan's painful attempt to grab Tour de France souvenir goes viral …
... thing was captured by another fan who was videoing the race whoosh past - and they shared it on the web for everybody to have a chuckle. «Eurosport.com ASIA, Jul 15»
2
A year later: Protective Edge, war through the
I looked at Rebecca and gave off a nervous chuckle. Things where getting real very quickly, but come on, this is the same thing that happened ... «Ynetnews, Jul 15»
3
My Boyfriend Is Quite Kooky And I'm Ok With That
My first thought was, "this guy never has a good chuckle?" I felt bad for him, so I invited him into my world. And, no, don't think I'm dating him ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
4
Texas State Athletics - Relations with the Media
Got kind of cozy in that closet — and gave visiting media a good chuckle — but TXST had to use what it had. Regardless, when you're paid to ... «Underdog Dynasty, Jul 15»
5
Going Weird: An Interview With Tim & Eric About Their New Cult …
Wareheim: Sometimes when you're in the worst situation, you chuckle because it's so insane.: “I can't believe this. It's fucked up that I'm in this ... «New York Observer, Jul 15»
6
Lego Dimensions preview – building with portals
The jokes are still intact too, with several lines that made us chuckle, such as the Tinman asking Batman what he's missing and him answering, ... «Metro, Jul 15»
7
Kim So Eun reveals message of support from Song Jae Rim for her …
When asked if she had replied, she said, "I replied saying thanks," and smiled brightly, making everyone else chuckle. Looks like the two are ... «allkpop, Jul 15»
8
Chevy Silverado Picks On Ford F-150 In Latest Spots
Well, you can see for yourselves, and probably chuckle a bit as we did. The second spot is all about repair costs. Chevy insists that repairing a ... «Carscoops, Jul 15»
9
Ontario couple celebrating 72 years together
"She was the first chick that went into it," Mr. Jesseman says with a chuckle. When Mr. Jesseman returned back home after he'd served his time ... «Hamilton Spectator, Jul 15»
10
When the Flower Girl Backed Out at the Last Second, Her Dad …
to which the audience responds with a slight chuckle. With some coercing, Dad decides it's best to take matters into his own hands and grabs ... «Womans Day, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Chuckle [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/chuckle>. Sep 2019 ».
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