Meaning of chortle

chor•tle

Pronunciation: (chôr'tl), [key]
— v., n. -tled, -tling,
—v.i.
  1. to chuckle gleefully.
—v.t.
  1. to express with a gleeful chuckle: to chortle one's joy.
—n.
  1. a gleeful chuckle.
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