The glee and chortling that greeted Mr. Smith is a sign of bitterness and a focus on the past rather than the future.
But they are chortling about how ham-handed Burson's PR guys were.
It was then that Gwendolyn heard the nurse muttering and chortling to herself.
A faint hoot came to them through the chortling of the wind.
chortling with glee, Charon tottered back to his station and put one hand across the beam of a photo-electric eye.
They were chortling, pointing at each other, mugging for the camera.
"'Course they'll all get together to-morrow and have it in for us," said the Gutter Pup, chortling.
"Yes," said the other, chortling over the "copy" his colleagues were missing.
In the hold, Kerk and Meta had opened some of the crates and were chortling with joy over their lethal contents.
Why, he was talking of his engagement to Mademoiselle Dormance two months ago and chortling over her shekels.
coined 1872 by Lewis Carroll in "Through the Looking Glass," perhaps from chuckle and snort. Related: Chortled; chortling. As a noun, from 1903.