how to pronounce chortle


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the above transcription of chortle is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

chortle is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of chortle in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… politely chortle with a perplexed look …”

meanings of chortle


  1. A joyful, somewhat muffled laugh, rather like a snorting chuckle.
  2. A similar sounding vocalisation of various birds.


  1. To laugh with a chortle or chortles.

chortle frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word chortle occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

words that rhyme with chortle


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