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chortle about (someone or something)

To laugh about someone or something. I was still chortling about that scene in the movie the next day.
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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.
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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.
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This latest Frat Pack (any chortle fest starring the likes of Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Jack Black etc) movie may not be the best from a stable which has provided us with Dodgeball, Starsky and Hutch, School of Rock and Zoolander, but it should still provide a pleasant evening at the cinema.
After awhile, Cahill's drolleries evoke few chortles, and his preoccupation with biblical sexcapades arouses suspicion.
Well prepare for a shock as the veteran news anchor hosts a satirical comedy series that laughs in the face of the news headlines and chortles at the week's top talking points - as well as quirky stories we may have missed.
It all starts to fall apart when Mr Chortles is hired to entertain the kids at his son's sixth birthday party on the very day a journalist comes to interview Charlie about his charmed life.
LOVING the understated chortles of Man Stroke Woman (BBC2, Monday).
Suddenly, ``You've got one year, Ben,'' he chortles.