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giggle

[ gig-uhl ]
/ ˈgɪg əl /
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verb (used without object), gig·gled, gig·gling.
to laugh in a silly, often high-pitched way, especially with short, repeated gasps and titters, as from juvenile or ill-concealed amusement or nervous embarrassment.
noun
a silly, spasmodic laugh; titter.
Slang. an amusing experience, incident, etc.: Going to a silly movie was always a giggle.
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Origin of giggle

1500–10; imitative; compare Dutch gigelen,German gickeln.See -le

OTHER WORDS FROM giggle

giggler, noungig·gling·ly, adverbgiggly, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for giggle

giggle
/ (ˈɡɪɡəl) /

verb
(intr) to laugh nervously or foolishly
noun
such a laugh
informal something or someone that provokes amusement
the giggles a fit of prolonged and uncontrollable giggling
for a giggle informal as a joke or prank; not seriously

Derived forms of giggle

giggler, noungiggling, noun, adjectivegigglingly, adverbgiggly, adjective

Word Origin for giggle

C16: of imitative origin
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