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საინტერესო სიტყვები და გამონათქვამები – Chortle

What does chortle mean?

It is a noun that means to laugh because you are amused or pleased by something.

How do you pronounce it? [chawr-tl]

or [chor·tle]

Where does it come from?

We can thank Lewis Carroll for this delightful word. It is a combination of two words: chuckle and snort. Lewis Carroll used the term chortle in his book, Through the Looking-Glass (1871).

How do you use it?

Whenever the girl told a joke, her uncle let out a huge chortle.

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