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giggle

verb [I] uk   /ˈɡɪɡ.l̩/ us  
C2 to laugh repeatedly in a quiet but uncontrolled way, often at something silly or rude or when you are nervous: Stop that giggling at the back!Laughing and smiling

giggle

noun uk   /ˈɡɪɡ.l̩/ us  

giggle noun (LAUGHTER)

[C] a nervous or silly laugh: There were a few nervous giggles from people in the audience. I caught Roz having a giggle over some of Janet's awful poetry.Laughing and smiling the giggles [plural] informal an occasion when you can't stop giggling: I often used to get/have the giggles in lectures when I was at college.Laughing and smiling

giggle noun (FUNNY SITUATION)

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