chuckle

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Related to chuckling: laugh at, snickered
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Synonyms for chuckle

Synonyms for chuckle

to laugh quietly

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Synonyms for chuckle

a soft partly suppressed laugh

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laugh quietly or with restraint

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Nay, good fellow," quoth he chuckling, "I am always ready to help any in my shire.
At the entrance sat Mabunu, muttering and chuckling.
Why, your excellency," returned the landlord, chuckling and rubbing his hands with infinite complacency, "I think I may take upon myself to say I neglect nothing to deserve the support and patronage of the noble visitors to this poor hotel.
The buoyancy of his gait, the elasticity of his step, and the hilarity of his countenance, showed that he anticipated, with chuckling satisfaction, the surprise he was about to give those who had ejected him from their society in rags.
Jacob, to whom this once indifferent brother had all at once become a sort of sweet-tasted fetish, stroked David's best coat with his adhesive fingers, and then hugged him with an accompaniment of that mingled chuckling and gurgling by which he was accustomed to express the milder passions.
said the little lawyer, chuckling and rubbing his hands involuntarily.
He boastedto me, with a low chuckling laugh, that most men, in respect to himself, wore windows in their bosoms, and was wont to follow up such assertions by direct and very startling proofs of his intimate knowledge of my own.
Blankets and robes, brass trinkets and blue beads were drawn forth with chuckling exultation, and long strips of scarlet cloth produced yells of ecstasy.
Then he stood outside the house, chuckling to himself and shaking all over with the fun of it, as an elephant will.
His mind moved all in the past, and he revived every step of their wonderful first journey together, rubbing his hands and chuckling, till it pleased him to curl himself up into the sudden sleep of old age.
That will await him when he enters port," said he, chuckling.
John Clayton departed chuckling, and Holmes turned to me with a shrug of his shoulders and a rueful smile.
As I glanced up from reading this enigmatical message, I saw Holmes chuckling at the expression upon my face.
This touches a spring in Grandmother Smallweed, who, chuckling as usual at the trivets, cries, "Over the water
Tap, tap,/ went old Gagool's stick down the passage, as she trotted along, chuckling hideously; and still overcome by some unaccountable presentiment of evil, I hung back.