verb (used without object), chor·tled, chor·tling.
verb (used with object), chor·tled, chor·tling.
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Origin of chortle
OTHER WORDS FROM chortlechortler, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for chortle
Lewis Carroll really did introduce the word “chortle” to the English language in his 1871 poem Jabberwocky.
He appeared also to be saying he had inside information about it that he could only chortle about, unable to spell it out.
It rose again—it was like a perplexing cheep and chirrup, changing to a chortle of glee.A Reversible Santa Claus|Meredith Nicholson
I thought you were a good enough pal not to want to chortle over me—as I know Geoffrey will—should the thing turn out a frost!The Hermit of Far End|Margaret Pedler
You flourish the "pass" signed by "A" in triumph, and with a chortle, point to the signature.Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons|Henry Charles Mahoney
Im larnin how to git along with Jane Ann, declared Mr. Hicks, with a delighted chortle, and pinching the freckled girl beside him.Ruth Fielding at Silver Ranch|Alice B. Emerson
They will not actually steal, but they will cheat you every time and chortle over it.The American Egypt|Channing Arnold