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chortle

verb [I] uk   /ˈtʃɔː.tl̩/ us    /ˈtʃɔːr.t̬l̩/
to laugh, showing pleasure and satisfaction, often at someone else's bad luck: She chortled with glee at the news.
chortle
noun [C] uk   us  
I thought I heard a chortle at the back of the room.
Translations of “chortle”
in Chinese (Traditional) (常指幸災樂禍地)哈哈大笑,咯咯地笑…
in Chinese (Simplified) (常指幸灾乐祸地)哈哈大笑,咯咯地笑…
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