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"giggle" in British English

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giggleverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈɡɪɡ.l̩/
C2 to ​laughrepeatedly in a ​quiet but ​uncontrolled way, often at something ​silly or ​rude or when you are ​nervous: Stop that giggling in the back ​row!

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gigglenoun

uk   us   /ˈɡɪɡ.l̩/
  • giggle noun (FUNNY SITUATION)

[S] UK informal something that is ​funny, often when it ​involveslaughing at someone ​else: Just for a giggle, we ​hid his ​trousers while he was in the ​water.
(Definition of giggle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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giggleverb [I]

 us   /ˈɡɪɡ·əl/
to ​laughquietly, esp. in a ​nervous way, often at something ​silly: We couldn’t ​stop giggling.
giggle
noun [C]  us   /ˈɡɪɡ·əl/
There were a few ​nervous giggles from ​people in the ​audience.
(Definition of giggle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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