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Meaning of chuckle

chuck•le

Pronunciation: (chuk'ul), [key]
— v., n. chuck•led, chuck•ling,
—v.i.
  1. to laugh softly or amusedly, usually with satisfaction: They chuckled at the child's efforts to walk.
  2. to laugh to oneself: to chuckle while reading.
  3. to cluck, as a fowl.
—n.
  1. a soft laugh, usually of satisfaction.
  2. the cluck of a hen.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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