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American English: /ˈtʃɔrdl/
British English: /ˈtʃɔːt(ə)l/

Translation of chortle in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • to chortle (over something)
    reírse (de algo) (con satisfacción)
    Example sentences
    • His rapt audience, 16 Indian cricket players in blue blazers, chortled in approval, and later took turns to pump the general's hand.
    • My wife chortled and guffawed too, but neither of us can explain why it works.
    • You've probably chortled to yourself as you realised your mistake.


  • Example sentences
    • But the chortles, chuckles and giggles are part of a much more serious project.
    • The moments when the camera zooms in on Max's conniving face usually sparked a chortle of laughter from my son.
    • All laughter is highly stereotyped, and our giggles, chortles, and guffaws - even if their context or sonic structure conveys irony or other emotional nuances - are variations on one basic theme.
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