verb (used without object), chuck·led, chuck·ling.
Origin of chuckle
Synonyms for chuckle
Examples from the Web for chuckle
Contemporary Examples of chuckle
“I have no idea how many of them have had military training before,” he tells me later with a chuckle.Should the U.S. Arm Ukraine’s Militias?
November 24, 2014
“We need to call it something else,” Mitchell offered with a chuckle.At This Creepy Libertarian Charter School, Kids Must Swear ‘to Be Obedient to Those in Authority’
October 15, 2014
“During the test, we tried all the dances and I nailed none of them,” says Boseman with a chuckle.‘Get On Up’ Star Chadwick Boseman on Becoming James Brown—With A Little Help From Mick Jagger
August 4, 2014
A group of local teens in the small town got a chuckle out of the “rich kid” driving a “funny ass car.”Tennessee Not Impressed By Bonnaroo
Daniel G. Hill
June 13, 2014
Before you chuckle, the city is famous for its bagels…think crispy and almost scooped out.The Foodie Capital of Canada
May 31, 2014
Historical Examples of chuckle
"You named the boat after somebody," continued Stumpy, with something like a chuckle in his tones.The Coming Wave
Only the commanding officer leaned out of his window to chuckle at me.A Woman's Impression of the Philippines
Mary H. (Mary Helen) Fee
I wonder if he will chuckle or laugh at my suggestion, or will he grin or roar?The Last Shot
This deposition flatly contradicted the one which Cope had put with a chuckle into his pocket.Back o' the Moon
He thought he heard a chuckle—he was certainly pushed far into the court.A Girl of the People
L. T. Meade
Word Origin for chuckle
1590s, frequentative of Middle English chukken "make a clucking noise" (late 14c.), of echoic origin. It originally meant "noisy laughter." Related: Chuckled; chuckling.
1754, from chuckle (v.).