AskDefine | Define giggle

Dictionary Definition

giggle n : a foolish or nervous laugh v : laugh nervously; "The girls giggled when the rock star came into the classroom" [syn: titter]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To laugh gently or in a high-pitched voice; to laugh in a silly or giddy way.
    The jokes had them giggling like little girls all evening.


  • (laugh in a silly way): titter

Derived terms




  1. A high-pitched, silly laugh.
  2. Amusement.
    We put itching powder down his shirt for giggles.
    The women thought it would be quite a giggle to have a stripagram at the bride's hen party.



informal: amusement

Extensive Definition

Giggling is a high-pitched, bubbly way of laughing. It is usually suppressed, resulting in short bursts of laughter. A giggle is often considered a very feminine laugh. Generally it is assumed that only small children giggle often, however many teenagers do so just for fun.
Giggle may also refer to:

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Homeric laughter, be in stitches, belly laugh, boff, boffola, break up, burst into laughter, burst of laughter, burst out, burst out laughing, burst with laughter, bust a gut, cachinnate, cachinnation, cackle, chortle, chuckle, convulsion, crow, fit of laughter, gales of laughter, go into convulsions, guffaw, ha-ha, hearty laugh, hee-haw, hee-hee, hilarity, ho-ho, horselaugh, joke, laugh, laugh it up, laugh outright, laughing, laughter, nearly die laughing, outburst of laughter, peal of laughter, prank, risibility, roar, roar of laughter, roar with laughter, shake like jelly, shake with laughter, shout, shout of laughter, shriek, snicker, snigger, sniggle, snort, split, split with laughter, tee-hee, titter, twitter, yuck, yuk-yuk
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