| source : web1913 | Chortle \Chor"tle\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Chortled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chor"tling}.] A word coined by Lewis Carroll (Charles L. Dodgson), and usually explained as a combination of chuckle and snort. [Humorous] O frabjous day ! Callooh ! Callay ! He chortled in his joy. --Lewis Carroll. | source : wn | chortle n : a soft partly suppressed laugh [syn: {chuckle}] v : laugh quietly or with restraint [syn: {chuckle}, {laugh softly}]