chuckle with

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chuckle with (a particular quality)

To laugh in a particular manner. I couldn't help but chuckle with delight when I saw the little girl feed her ice cream cone to her dog.
See also: chuckle, particular

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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SO, Maureen Messent thinks we should all chortle with joy at the continuing joke called John Sergeant who manages to get progressively worse as the weeks go by on Strictly Come Dancing.
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.