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I liked playing Morph in Mash and Peas and doing Phil Daniels in the Blur Rock Profile was a giggle too.
Paul Putner

Meaning of "giggle" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GIGGLE

Of imitative origin.
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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 GIGGLE

giggle  [ˈɡɪɡəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIGGLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Giggle 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 giggle in English.

WHAT DOES GIGGLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

giggle

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 giggle in the English dictionary

The first definition of giggle in the dictionary is to laugh nervously or foolishly. Other definition of giggle is such a laugh. Giggle is also something or someone that provokes amusement.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO GIGGLE

PRESENT

Present
I giggle
you giggle
he/she/it giggles
we giggle
you giggle
they giggle
Present continuous
I am giggling
you are giggling
he/she/it is giggling
we are giggling
you are giggling
they are giggling
Present perfect
I have giggled
you have giggled
he/she/it has giggled
we have giggled
you have giggled
they have giggled
Present perfect continuous
I have been giggling
you have been giggling
he/she/it has been giggling
we have been giggling
you have been giggling
they have been giggling
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 giggled
you giggled
he/she/it giggled
we giggled
you giggled
they giggled
Past continuous
I was giggling
you were giggling
he/she/it was giggling
we were giggling
you were giggling
they were giggling
Past perfect
I had giggled
you had giggled
he/she/it had giggled
we had giggled
you had giggled
they had giggled
Past perfect continuous
I had been giggling
you had been giggling
he/she/it had been giggling
we had been giggling
you had been giggling
they had been giggling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you giggle
we let´s giggle
you giggle
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to giggle
Past participle
giggled
Present Participle
giggling
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 GIGGLE


bagel
ˈbeɪɡəl
beigel
ˈbeɪɡəl
Breughel
ˈbrɔɪɡəl
Brueghel
ˈbrɔɪɡəl
finagle
fɪˈneɪɡəl
Hegel
ˈheɪɡəl
higgle
ˈhɪɡəl
jiggle
ˈdʒɪɡəl
madrigal
ˈmædrɪɡəl
niggle
ˈnɪɡəl
plagal
ˈpleɪɡəl
prodigal
ˈprɒdɪɡəl
rigol
ˈrɪɡəl
sniggle
ˈsnɪɡəl
squiggle
ˈskwɪɡəl
vagal
ˈveɪɡəl
vasovagal
ˌveɪzəʊˈveɪɡəl
wiggle
ˈwɪɡəl
wriggle
ˈrɪɡəl
zygal
ˈzaɪɡəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIGGLE

gigantism
gigantology
gigantomachia
gigantomachies
gigantomachy
gigaton
gigawatt
gigged
gigging
giggit
giggler
gigglesome
giggling
gigglingly
giggly
Gigia
giglet
Gigli
gigman
gigmanity

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIGGLE

boggle
boondoggle
for a giggle
gaggle
goggle
haggle
hornswoggle
juggle
muggle
porwiggle
power struggle
raggle
raggle-taggle
scriggle
smuggle
snuggle
struggle
the class struggle
the struggle
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Synonyms and antonyms of giggle in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GIGGLE»

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

Translation of «giggle» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIGGLE

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

Translator English - Chinese

哈哈地笑
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

reírse tontamente
570 millions of speakers

English

giggle
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खिसियाना
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

يَضْحَكُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

хихикать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dar risadinhas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মুখ চাপিয়া হাসা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pouffer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tertawa
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

kichern
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

くすくす笑う
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

낄낄 웃다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Giggle
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khúc khích
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிகில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हास्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kıkırdama
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ridacchiare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zachichotać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гиготіти
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a chicoti
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χασκογελώ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

giggel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fnittra
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fnise
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of giggle

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIGGLE»

The term «giggle» is very widely used and occupies the 21.318 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIGGLE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «giggle» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «giggle» 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 giggle

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10 QUOTES WITH «GIGGLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word giggle.
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Marie-Chantal Claire
I love to dress up. You have to have a sense of fun in life, too. We can all be serious and work and do our bit, but every now and again you have to have a good giggle.
2
Tabatha Coffey
It's a good giggle to look back at yourself in your 20s. You thought you were so fierce and fabulous, and it's just embarrassing.
3
Nina Conti
I'm training to become a giggle doctor. It's a kind of hospital clown who changes the atmosphere on the ward and helps recovery. It's about making patients laugh but also much more.
4
Genie Francis
I have an appearance on a new TV show called 'Bar Karma' on Current TV. I had the most fun ever making this episode. I play someone with a multiple personality, and I think my fans will be surprised and get a real giggle out of it. It's a new model for TV in that it is interactive with the community.
5
Ashley Jensen
I still giggle when someone asks for my address and I say, 'Hollywood, Los Angeles.'
6
Parminder Nagra
I was worried people would laugh at me when I started to talk the language, but they were just pleasantly surprised that I could. The sense of humour here is great - once I could have a giggle, I settled down.
7
Paul Putner
I liked playing Morph in Mash and Peas and doing Phil Daniels in the Blur Rock Profile was a giggle too.
8
Pauly Shore
I giggle when I put myself down. It's just funny to me.
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Emma Thompson
I was brought up by very witty people who were dealing with quite difficult things: disease and death... I was brought up by people who tended to giggle at funerals.
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Chris Tucker
It takes intelligence to make real comedy, and it takes a reality base to create all that little stuff I like to do that makes you giggle inside.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIGGLE»

Discover the use of giggle in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to giggle and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Giggle, Giggle, Quack
When Farmer Brown goes on vacation, leaving his brother Bob in charge, Duck makes trouble by changing all his instructions to notes the animals like much better.
Doreen Cronin, 2006
2
Giggle Wiggle Pregnancy Journal
Giggle Wiggle Pregnancy Journal & Keepsake is the newest addition to the best-selling series of parenting and baby books from Elizabeth & Alex Lluch.
Elizabeth Lluch, Alex Lluch, 2011
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Giggle Wiggle Baby Journal and Keepsake
Giggle Wiggle Baby Journal & Keepsake is the newest addition to the best-selling series of parenting and baby books from Elizabeth & Alex Lluch.
Elizabeth Lluch, Alex Lluch, 2011
4
Giggle Time: Establishing the Social Connection
This is a user-friendly guide, packed full of fun and child-centered exercises that can be carried out at home or in the classroom.
Susan Aud Sonders, 2003
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Three Weddings and a Giggle
Three novellas with one subject-marriage.
Liz Curtis Higgs, Carolyn Zane, Karen Ball, 2001
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The Giggle Gum Tree
Lily and Amanda Smart live in a tall house made of purple bricks, and every day they get to walk to school through a park filled with beautiful trees. Their favourite tree is the Giggle Gum.
Juliet Williams, 2011
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Giggle!
Laugh out loud with this novelty sound book by Caroline Jayne Church! There's no greater thing to do Than laugh and giggle here with you!
‎2013
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Bats Sing, Mice Giggle: The Surprising Science of Animals' ...
"Bats Sing, Mice Giggle" tracks many years of research by hundreds of scientists that reveals how wild animals, as well as pets, have inner, secret lives of which until recently - although many animal lovers will have instinctively believed ...
Karen Shanor, Jagmeet Kanwal, 2010
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Can You Make a Piggy Giggle?
Rhymed suggestions for making a pig giggle.
Linda Ashman, 2002
10
Grandpa Is a Giggle
As his continuous radio-talk show was for 15 years.This 75 year old dynamo whom nobody would hire, with a history of cancer, Built his own Empire. These are fun bedtime stories from his TV productions and grandchildren to grown up kids.
Ted Borgeas, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIGGLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term giggle is used in the context of the following news items.
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Tony Abbott, cabinet and the search for alternatives to alternatives
... Tony Abbott: We've gotta find smarter ways to keep the lights on and show 'em we're taking this climate thing (breaks into a giggle) seriously. «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
2
What We're Into: Ian's Shoelace site, The Blood Factory, 'Hannibal'
For the cheese-horror connoisseur, it's like a delightful charcuterie of giggle-inducing terror. Mr. DeVito directs, produces and appears in many ... «Lincoln Journal Star, Jul 15»
3
Jensen: Hillary illustrates the liberal media bias
Brianna's response was to laugh and giggle with Hillary like besties about silly emails Hillary would rather discuss. Questions about Hillary's ... «Your Houston News, Jul 15»
4
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adds Doctor Who and Star Trek Stars!
... and Michael Dorn, to Guest Star in Nickelodeon's Hit Animated Series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and you gasp and giggle in glee. «Den of Geek!, Jul 15»
5
Watch: 100 Years Of Fashion For Men
Some of the earlier years really made us giggle (though the outfits are sharp), and we have to say, the 2015 man doesn't look too bad at all. «image.ie, Jul 15»
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5 'Sabrina The Teenage Witch' Hairstyles Recreated At Home …
... from themes along the lines of, “What's your perfect pet?” to, “What's your boyfriend type?” I wish I had kept some issues to look back and have a little giggle at. «Bustle, Jul 15»
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Children live on with 'guardian angel' after Dad's devastating death
His sisters giggle. Michael waits, unabashed. “As the years passed, my dad was always there with me,” he goes on. “He taught me the sport I ... «Janesville Gazette, Jul 15»
8
Palm Valley Animal Center pets of the week
Instead I have a deep quiet bark that may just make you giggle. It's not high pitched or loud, but just right for the ears to bear. Anyways, enough ... «Monitor, Jul 15»
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Amy Poehler: 'I see life as being attacked by a bear'
In person, Poehler, 43, is small and warm, with an enthusiastic hug and an easy, head-thrown-back laugh that's more a cackle than a giggle. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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33 ways to get a giggle out of Siri
If you have an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, you've probably met Siri, Apple's voice assistant. He is an interesting little fellow, sometimes useful ... «Pocket-lint.com, Jul 15»

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