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snicker

snick·er

snicker

 
pronunciation:
snI kr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: snickered, snickering, snickers
definition: to laugh in a sly, partly suppressed way.
The kids snickered when they saw two of their teachers holding hands at the restaurant.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to utter with a sly, suppressed laugh.
similar words:
chortle
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act or an instance of snickering.
similar words:
chortle
derivation: snickeringly (adv.)
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