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chuckle about (someone or something)

To laugh about someone or something. I was still chuckling about that scene in the movie the next day. Are you guys chuckling about how I just tripped up the steps?
See also: chuckle

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 about someone or something

 and chuckle over someone or something
to giggle about someone or something. I had to chuckle about Wally and his story about that broken-down old car. We chuckled over how angry Jed was.
See also: chuckle

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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The team of (from left) Kulvinder Ghir, Nina Wadia, Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar have created a host of chucklesome characters and catchphrases - all back for this third series, plus a few new faces.
Yes, if you're in the mood for an implausible but entertaining and chucklesome movie.
There was a new show from the chucklesome Peter Kay, a barnstorming Sopranos series finale and my colleague Tam Cowan picking up Chick Young on Offside
It's a funny old business, comedy, and never more so than when it's time to vote for the most chucklesome actor or show of the year in The British Comedy Awards.
Her pearl-swinging Penelope Keith-type TV persona actually masks a chucklesome individual who seems quite game for a laugh.
Quietly chucklesome rather than laughout-loud funny, Igor isn't a cartoon classic but it's painlessly watchable.
There's a constant stream of chucklesome lines and some pretty good original music too.
From a honeymoon on Kenyan Airlines, via the horrors of the maternity theatre, to how his kids will all be Olympic athletes, Brunton makes a chucklesome change from most stand- ups whining about not getting a lumber.
Lindsay's first-person narrative is instrumental in making this both a tense thriller and a chucklesome comedy caper at the same time.
Twenty-two years after it was first aired on terrestrial TV, the capers at Maplins 1950's holiday camp are as, well, camp and chucklesome as they ever were.
Chucklesome moments involve a dog in a toilet and a toddler who can communicate through sign language.
Far more plausible, as ever, were the chucklesome shenanigans of Father Jack, Father Dougal, Mrs Doyle and the legendary holiness that was Father Ted himself on Ch4 (9pm).
Colourful, clever, captivating and chucklesome, Shrek 2 is a winning treat for all the family.
And tonight there's a chucklesome surprise in store for our favourite bar lady Barbara Windsor.