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
Example sentences from the Web for chortle
The glee and chortling that greeted Mr. Smith is a sign of bitterness and a focus on the past rather than the future.Why Was Executive Greg Smith Shocked by Greed at Goldman Sachs?|Zachary Karabell|March 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But they are chortling about how ham-handed Burson's PR guys were.
Their dismal whooping and chortling, heard in the gloom of the night and the storm, were uncanny to say the least.A Busy Year at the Old Squire's|Charles Asbury Stephens
He knelt down, chortling, upon the ground with the Jabizri safe under his hat.The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle|Hugh Lofting
But he was not giving this matter much thought as he emptied the swill-pails to the chortling hogs.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
The chortling truck gasped at the curves and tugged on the straightaway, but Robert Fairchild had ceased to hear.The Cross-Cut|Courtney Ryley Cooper
It was then that Gwendolyn heard the nurse muttering and chortling to herself.The Poor Little Rich Girl|Eleanor Gates