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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.
See also: chortle

chortle over (something)

To laugh or chuckle gleefully about something. I was still chortling over that scene in the movie the next day.
See also: chortle, over

chortle with (a particular quality)

To give a laugh or chuckle filled with some particular emotion or quality. I couldn't help but chortle with delight when I saw the little girl feed her ice cream cone to her dog. I began chortling with amusement over Tom's ridiculous comments.
See also: chortle, particular
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
Michael Parkinson chortles at another Peter Kay joke .
I ask him why he is called by his middle name Marcus instead of William or Bill and he chortles.
``Software has never been so funny,'' chortles Rob.
When he drives off in what is touted as Hitler's car, he chortles, ``It's Fuehrer-ific!''
My grandson, Pete, is simultaneously perusing the New York Times and playing chess with our next-door neighbor, who chortles and takes Pete's rook.