- to chuckle gleefully.
- to express with a gleeful chuckle: to chortle one's joy.
- a gleeful chuckle.
Origin of chortle
Related Words for chortledsnicker, giggle, cackle, chuckle, crow, titter, snort, guffaw, hee-haw, sniggle
Examples from the Web for chortled
Contemporary Examples of chortled
She chortled that Dubya was affable but a policy buffoon; she actually liked him personally, but hated his politics."The Only Woman in the Room"
November 14, 2009
Historical Examples of chortled
He chortled happily, and swung about to greet Beardsley who approached at that moment.We're Friends, Now
The druggist danced and chortled till the bottles danced on the shelves.Jokes For All Occasions
And even Noel "chortled in his joy," to use his favourite expression.Mollie's Prince
Rosa Nouchette Carey
Ill let you have all the fun of the unraveling, chortled Don.Don Hale with the Flying Squadron
W. Crispin Sheppard
Alfred chortled with delight, and clapped his hands before his face.Pelle the Conqueror, Complete
Martin Anderson Nexo
- (intr) to chuckle gleefully
- a gleeful chuckle
Word Origin for chortle
coined 1872 by Lewis Carroll in "Through the Looking Glass," perhaps from chuckle and snort. Related: Chortled; chortling. As a noun, from 1903.