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giggle

  
  ( giggles    plural & 3rd person present)   ( giggling    present participle)   ( giggled    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If someone giggles, they laugh in a childlike way, because they are amused, nervous, or embarrassed.  
Both girls began to giggle...      V  
`I beg your pardon?' she giggled.      V with quote  
...a giggling little girl.      V-ing  
      Giggle is also a noun., n-count  
She gave a little giggle.     
2       n-plural   If you say that someone has the giggles, you mean they cannot stop giggling.  
the N  
I was so nervous I got the giggles..., She had a fit of the giggles.     
3       n-sing   If you say that something is a giggle, you mean it is fun or is amusing.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
INFORMAL   a N  
I might buy one for a friend's birthday as a giggle.     
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giggle

  

      vb  
      n   cackle, chortle, chuckle, laugh, snigger, tee-hee, titter, twitter  

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giggly, gaggle, goggle, gig

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