Coined by w:Lewis Carroll|Lewis Carroll in his poem w:Jabberwocky|Jabberwocky, perhaps as a portmanteau of term|chuckle and term|snort.
- A joyful, somewhat muffled laugh, rather like a snorting chuckle.
#:He frequently interrupted himself with chortles while he told us his favorite joke.
trans-top|joyful, somwhat muffled laugh
- intransitive To laugh with a chortle or chortles.
#:The old fellow chortled as he recalled his youthful adventures.
#*1871 â�� w:Lewis Carroll|Lewis Carroll, Jabberwocky
#*:'O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!' He chortled in his joy.
trans-top|to laugh with a chortle or chortles
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