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snicker

Syllabification: snick·er
Pronunciation: /ˈsnikər
 
/

Definition of snicker in English:

verb

[no object]
1Give a smothered or half-suppressed laugh; snigger.
Example sentences
  • For a good five minutes, we laughed, snickered, giggled, and chuckled our tension away.
  • And, I snickered, laughed internally, and asked some veiled questions about his movie.
  • They laughed and snickered with their yellow eyes glowing in the dark.
Synonyms
1.1(Of a horse) whinny.
Example sentences
  • Her snout split into an ear to ear grin and she snickered at him.

noun

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1A smothered laugh; a snigger.
Example sentences
  • There were a few snickers as kids laughed at what everyone thought was a joke.
  • Everyone tried not to laugh but the snickers were there.
  • There was some scattered snickers and laughing around the room.
Synonyms
1.1A whinny.

Origin

late 17th century: imitative.

Derivatives

snickeringly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • He is obsessed with what kids snickeringly refer to as ‘potty humor,’ and his movies reek of it.
  • The profession that has been snickeringly compared to assorted plagues, now seems to be the target of one.
  • She patiently and interestedly (if somewhat snickeringly) listens to Mark Twain's theorizing.

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