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noun 
  1. A joyful, somewhat muffled laugh, rather like a snorting chuckle.
He frequently interrupted himself with chortles while he told us his favorite joke.
Translations: 
  • French: (t, fr, gloussement, m)
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom)
verb (chortl, ing)
  1. (intransitive) To laugh with a chortle or chortles.
The old fellow chortled as he recalled his youthful adventures.
Translations: 
  • French: (t, fr, glousser)
    (trans-mid)
Etymology: Coined by w:Lewis Carroll, Lewis Carroll in his poem w:Jabberwocky, Jabberwocky, perhaps as a portmanteau of (term, chuckle) and (term, snort).


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