Answer: chuckled
Word Origin 1871: coined by Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking Glass; probably a blend of chuckle and snort.
Scrabble Points: 12
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Definition of chortle (Entry 2 of 2) : a laugh or chuckle expressing pleasure or amusement a chortle of delight I hear a catbird's bubbling notes sounding like the bird is half strangling itself to get them out the rapid-tonguing chortle of a red-bellied woodpecker … — John P. Wiley Jr.
1 chuckle laugh cackle guffaw He began chortling like an idiot.
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verb (used without object) chor·tled chor·tling.
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