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chortle about someone or something

 and chortle over someone or something
to chuckle or giggle about someone or something funny. I was chortling about Elaine's silly puppy for a long time. Elaine chortled about me and my dislike for cats.
See also: chortle

chuckle with something

 and chortle with something
to giggle in some manner because one is gleeful or happy. He chuckled with unsuppressed mirth at the antics of the strangely dressed people. Sally chortled with glee at the thought of Ken slipping on the ice.
See also: chuckle
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How I used to chortle when older relatives talked romantically about the 'olden days' when the likes of Bur nley and Blackpool played at the summit of English football in the 1950s.
The talks are refreshingly honest and laugh-out-loud funny with Jenny Eclair's bawdy chortle regularly enlivening the proceedings.
Wilson, a 2008 Chortle Student Comedy Awards and 2009 Paramount Comedy On Tap Funniest Student 2009 finalist, has won plaudits for his flair for impersonation and uncanny knack for creating rib-ticklingly bizarre material.
In the days of Faldo, Woosnam and Lyle, a Brit creeping on to the leaderboard made the front-runners choke; now it just makes them chortle.
It will be officially recognised tomorrow night at the Loaded Laftas Comedy Awards,in conjunction with web site Chortle.
Jason Cook was nominated in this year's Chortle awards in the Best Compere category and is also featured twice in Chortle''s Top 50 Most Memorable Gigs of the Decade.
He won the Chortle Innovation in comedy Award last year and was also a Chortle Award Nominee for Breakthrough Act and Best Show.
It isn't that ``Bruce Almighty'' lacks for laughs; Carrey's manic persona could make the deity chortle.
Their 10-2 mauling by Detroit Tigers was the talk of the US and, like when AC Milan and Celtic failed, rival fans enjoyed a good chortle.
Academics want to find out why they made millions chortle for 16 years in the BBC smash-hit comedy Only Fools and Horses.
I imagine the producers had trouble getting even the canned-laughter machine to chortle at that one.
Which is ``Project Greenlight's'' greatest problem: It's only going to appeal to hard-core movie geeks and aspirants, which is to say, it'll play like gangbusters here in Los Angeles, where viewers will chortle with schadenfreude at Jones' predicaments and store away mental notes.
From Geek to Goddess: Narinder A Narinder outfit has created a chortle in the M office many a time.
That lone chortle comes fairly early on in the film, when O'Donnell's Jimmy Shannon, the heir to a San Francisco billiards table manufacturing fortune (of all things), asks his longtime girlfriend, Anne (Renee Zellweger), to marry him with the preamble ``You win.
And although we are currently all having a fine chortle at the expense of our colonial cousins, it does us no good at all if the leader of the most powerful nation on earth has a mandate as shaky as that of some Third World dictator.