giggle

[gig-uhl]
verb (used without object), giggled, giggling.
1.
to laugh in a silly, often high-pitched way, especially with short, repeated gasps and titters, as from juvenile or ill-concealed amusement or nervous embarrassment.
noun
2.
a silly, spasmodic laugh; titter.
3.
Slang. an amusing experience, incident, etc.: Going to a silly movie was always a giggle.

Origin:
1500–10; imitative; compare Dutch gigelen, German gickeln. See -le

giggler, noun
gigglingly, adverb
giggly, adjective


1, 2. snicker, snigger, chuckle.
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giggle (ˈɡɪɡəl)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to laugh nervously or foolishly
 
n
2.  such a laugh
3.  informal something or someone that provokes amusement
4.  the giggles a fit of prolonged and uncontrollable giggling
5.  informal for a giggle as a joke or prank; not seriously
 
[C16: of imitative origin]
 
'giggler
 
n
 
'giggling
 
n, —adj
 
'gigglingly
 
adv
 
'giggly
 
adj

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giggle
1509, probably imitative.
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Example sentences
If you are a severe sleek dresser and minimalist in style, do not use flirty
  giggly flourishes.
His tone can be portentous or giggly, as if he is unsure who he is writing for
  or why.
No one had spoken loudly, no one had become giggly or silly, no one had lost
  control or seemed anywhere near it.
Gleeful means someone who is so happy that they feel a little silly or giggly.
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