Share this entry
American English: /ˈtʃək(ə)l/
British English: /ˈtʃʌk(ə)l/

Translation of chuckle in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • reírse
    she chuckled to herself
    se rió entre dientes
    Example sentences
    • The King's official looked at his clerk, and chuckled quietly, shaking his head.
    • They must have also given me something else because I was suddenly very happy: chuckling away in manic fashion.
    • I can almost picture Johnson chuckling to himself when he read this critique of his book.


  • they had a chuckle over or about that
    se estuvieron riendo de eso
    it might raise a chuckle
    puede que haga reír
    Example sentences
    • And now imagine the quiet chuckle Dylan is having at the fuss he's caused.
    • You always have the feeling they're suppressing the chuckle just until they're off camera.
    • Much to her surprise and frustration, the man seemed to be trying to suppress a chuckle.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.