What is another word for sniggering?

115 synonyms found


[ snˈɪɡəɹɪŋ], [ snˈɪɡəɹɪŋ], [ s_n_ˈɪ_ɡ_ə_ɹ_ɪ_ŋ]

How to use "Sniggering" in context?

When you hear that someone has sniggered, what does the sound mean in your mind? It may be difficult to define exactly, but generally, sniggering implies an air of amusement and nonchalance, particularly in a situation in which others would find it inappropriate or embarrassing. It's a subtle thing to do, but when it's done in a group of people, it can create a slightly mocking and chiding atmosphere, as if to say 'hey, we're all in on this particular joke, and we're not taking it too seriously'.

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