American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To laugh with repeated short, spasmodic sounds.
- v. To utter while giggling.
- n. A short, spasmodic laugh.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To laugh with short catches of the breath or voice; laugh in a silly or affected manner; titter.
- n. A low, spasmodic, affected laugh, in a series of short gasps or catches of the breath.
- v. To laugh gently or in a high-pitched voice; to laugh in a silly or giddy way.
- n. A high-pitched, silly laugh.
- n. informal Amusement.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To laugh with short catches of the breath or voice; to laugh in a light, affected, or silly manner; to titter with childish levity.
- n. A kind of laugh, with short catches of the voice or breath; a light, silly laugh.
- v. laugh nervously
- n. a foolish or nervous laugh
- Of imitative origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“MC: * giggle, giggle* Sooooo tall me, are you going to have any of your clothes, like, inspired by India?”
“* I always knew I was her favorite ... giggle giggle giggle*”
“We both started to giggle and I can tell you my daughter will not be toilet papering the neighbors. (now my nose was running. * giggle*)”
“I guess seeing that smile or hearing a giggle is what keeps us going.”
“A good giggle is a great way to start the day off.”
“This got a laugh form the guys in line behind me, and a stifled giggle from the cashier.”
“And, as someone else said, Brian’s giggle is awesome.”
“We’re more likely to discuss whether her giggle is mine, or her frown his; her love of books from me, her physical strength from him.”
“I always know a giggle is coming when the newspapers try and comment on science or anything to do with statisitcs; it’s better than Dilbert.”
“Please, guys - there are a number of things that you can say about the Plame affair - but the one that just makes me giggle is the assertion that the ‘President just doesn’t care.’”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘giggle’.
Words formed in imitation of the sound of the things they signify.
Single verbs that describe expression or emotional reaction. "He __ed" (smiled/gulped/scoffed...)
words (seemingly) formed in imitation of a natural sound
Loved for their ingenuity, an exact description, or simply for the pure joy of it.
all those wonderful Britsy words that end with a double consonant followed by 'le'
Imagine my joy when I was wearing my calculator watch and was first introduced to someone named Leslie - there was exactly enough room on the display for 317537.14.
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Words that are a pain in the ass to type in on a numerical keypad on a cell phone because they have consecutive letters that share the same button:
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these words just tickle me for whatever reason
2 syllable words that mean what they sound like. (dictionaried or un-dictionaried | onomatopoeic in nature)
onomatopoeias (1 syllable) | onomatopoeias (3+ syllables)
Words that speak humor
“A verb which denotes the frequent occurrence or repetition of an action, as . . . waggle from wag.” — Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia.
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words that make you smile...
can be funny words, oxymorons or words describing laughter and fun.
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