chuck•lePronunciation: (chuk'ul), [key]
—v., chuck•led, chuck•ling,
to laugh softly or amusedly, usually with satisfaction: They chuckled at the child's efforts to walk.
to laugh to oneself: to chuckle while reading.
to cluck, as a fowl.
a soft laugh, usually of satisfaction.
the cluck of a hen.
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