Definition: (from dictionary.com)-verb (used without object)
1. to chuckle gleefully
-verb (used with object)
2. to express with a gleeful chuckle
3. a gleeful chuckle
"The birthday girl chortled as she opened her gifts."
"The woman started to chortle uncontrollably when the millionaire proposed to her."
Origin: (from etymonline.com)"coined 1872 by Lewis Carroll in 'Through the Looking Glass,' perhaps from chuckle and snort. Related: Chortled; chortling. As a noun, from 1903."
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