Giggle
Giggle Gig"gle, n. A kind of laugh, with short catches of the voice or breath; a light, silly laugh. [1913 Webster]

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  • Giggle — Gig gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Giggled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Giggling}.] [Akin to gaggle: cf. OD. ghichelen, G. kichern.] To laugh with short catches of the breath or voice; to laugh in a light, affected, or silly manner; to titter with childish… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • giggle — (v.) c.1500, probably imitative. Related: Giggled; giggling; giggly. As a noun from 1570s …   Etymology dictionary

  • giggle — [n/v] snickering laugh cackle, chortle, chuckle, guffaw*, hee haw*, snicker, snigger, teehee*, titter, twitter; concept 77 …   New thesaurus

  • giggle — ► VERB ▪ laugh lightly in a nervous, affected, or silly manner. ► NOUN 1) a laugh of such a kind. 2) informal an amusing person or thing. DERIVATIVES giggler noun giggly adjective. ORIGIN imita …   English terms dictionary

  • giggle — [gig′əl] vi. giggled, giggling [16th c., prob. < Du giggelen: for IE base see GIG1] to laugh with a series of uncontrollable, rapid, high pitched sounds in a silly or nervous way, as if trying to hold back; titter n. the act or sound of… …   English World dictionary

  • giggle — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ little, slight, small ▪ high pitched ▪ hysterical, nervous ▪ girlish …   Collocations dictionary

  • giggle — /ˈgɪgəl / (say giguhl) verb (i) (giggled, giggling) 1. to laugh in a silly, undignified way, as from youthful spirits or ill controlled amusement; titter. –noun 2. a silly, spasmodic laugh; a titter. 3. Colloquial an amusing occasion: a bit of a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • giggle — gig|gle1 [ˈgıgəl] v past tense and past participle giggled present participle giggling [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: From the sound] to laugh quickly, quietly, and in a high voice, because something is funny or because you are nervous or embarrassed… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • giggle — I UK [ˈɡɪɡ(ə)l] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms giggle : present tense I/you/we/they giggle he/she/it giggles present participle giggling past tense giggled past participle giggled * to laugh in a nervous, excited, or silly way that is… …   English dictionary

  • Giggle — Giggling is a high pitched, bubbly way of laughing. It is usually suppressed, resulting in short bursts of laughter. A giggle is often considered a very feminine laugh. Generally it is assumed that only small children giggle often, however many… …   Wikipedia

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