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Word: chuckle

Definition: laugh quietly


Sentences Containing 'chuckle'

'That's rather a chuckle-headed fellow for the girl; isn't he?'
As the sparrow had its trill, sitting on the hickory before my door, so had I my chuckle or suppressed warble which he might hear out of my nest.
I thought I heard something stir inside--to be explicit, I thought I heard a sound like a chuckle--but I must have been mistaken.
It is not that chickens have lost all fear, but fear only of dogs and cats, for if the hen gives the danger chuckle they will run (more especially young turkeys) from under her and conceal themselves in the surrounding grass or thickets; and this is evidently done for the instinctive purpose of allowing, as we see in wild ground-birds, their mother to fly away.
It was kind of solemn, drifting down the big, still river, laying on our backs looking up at the stars, and we didn't ever feel like talking loud, and it warn't often that we laughed--only a little kind of a low chuckle.
Ross Langager of PopMatters noted that their cover "sparks an initial chuckle of recognition but soon after becomes more than a bit unfortunate".
She explained: "I'm probably the only nerd that gets a chuckle from this, but what the heck.
The Asda superstore allegedly attracts more customers than the larger Asda Cribbs Causeway also in Bristol, the store was used as the location for the supermarket in a 1994 episode of Chucklevision where the Chuckle Brothers make their own supermarket to rival the Asda.
The landlord chuckled again with his lean chuckle, and seemed to be mightily tickled at something beyond my comprehension.
They stood there a-thinking and scratching their heads a minute, and the duke he bust into a kind of a little raspy chuckle, and says: "It does beat all how neat the niggers played their hand.
This nigger had a good-natured, chuckle-headed face, and his wool was all tied up in little bunches with thread.
``And Fernand,''said Caderousse with a chuckle;``Fernand, too, is invited!''

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