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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chuhk-uh l]
    • /ˈtʃʌk əl/
    • /ˈtʃʌk.l̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chuhk-uh l]
    • /ˈtʃʌk əl/

Definitions of chuckled word

  • verb without object chuckled to laugh softly or amusedly, usually with satisfaction: They chuckled at the child's efforts to walk. 1
  • verb without object chuckled to laugh to oneself: to chuckle while reading. 1
  • verb without object chuckled Obsolete. to cluck, as a fowl. 1
  • noun chuckled a soft laugh, usually of satisfaction. 1
  • noun chuckled Obsolete. the cluck of a hen. 1
  • noun chuckled Simple past tense and past participle of chuckle. 1

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Origin of chuckled

First appearance:

before 1590
One of the 37% oldest English words
First recorded in 1590-1600; chuck3 + -le

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Parts of speech for Chuckled


chuckled popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 53% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

chuckled usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chuckled

verb chuckled

  • smiled — to assume a facial expression indicating pleasure, favor, or amusement, but sometimes derision or scorn, characterized by an upturning of the corners of the mouth.
  • snickered — to laugh in a half-suppressed, indecorous or disrespectful manner.
  • cackled — Simple past tense and past participle of cackle.
  • crew — The crew of a ship, an aircraft, or a spacecraft is the people who work on and operate it.
  • guffawed — a loud, unrestrained burst of laughter.

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