Definition of Chuckling

1. Verb. (present participle of chuckle) ¹



2. Noun. (context: gerund of chuckle) An instance in which someone chuckles ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chuckling

1. chuckle [v] - See also: chuckle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chuckling

chuckhole
chuckholes
chuckie
chuckies
chucking
chucking up
chuckle
chuckled
chucklehead
chuckleheaded
chuckleheads
chuckler
chucklers
chuckles
chucklesome
chuckling (current term)
chucklingly
chucklings
chucks
chucks up
chuckwagon
chuckwagons
chuckwalla
chuckwallas
chucky
chuddah
chuddahs
chuddar
chuddars
chudder

Literary usage of Chuckling

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (1912)
"*Crosses to L C. &He takes of head and runs or flies with it of R, chuckling. A few bars of "Nocturne." *More music, all listen. ..."

2. Good Words by Norman Macleod (1880)
"Yes, mem," said the boy ; and he burst into a chuckling laugh, ... and chuckling again. Whereupon he v reproved by all parties for things in gena including ..."

3. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine by Roy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress) (1913)
"From London " Punch " für October n, 1899 PEACE AND PLENTY LORD SALISBURY (chuckling): "I like arbitration—in the proper place! ..."

4. Auld lang syne by Friedrich Max Müller (1898)
"I see him chuckling while he wrote it, and though I value it as a treasure, I never looked upon it as a trophy. DOWN, BECKENHAM, KENT, 15th Oct., 1875. ..."

5. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1801)
"And chuckling shake their shorten'd aprons; " A Wedding!" cry experienc'd matrons, " A Wedding ! ..."

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