Thursday, April 5, 2012

this sound. what is it?


I had a writing dilemma last night, and so I asked Twitter:

What is this noise?

It's like a rueful, smirky, one-note laugh. Almost a snort.

Some people said it was a chortle, but I'm not so sure.

What do you think?

I NEED TO KNOW WHAT IT'S CALLED.

Even if we have to make up a new word for it.

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11 comments:

amber d* said...

The only thing I can think of to describe it is a sarcastic snort.

Tny8 said...

Snert?

delilah s. dawson said...

Snert sounds too much like squirt. THERE NEEDS TO BE A WORD FOR THIS.

Aldo, Tny8, I watched the MUTHER episode last night for the first time in forever and was DYING. "I don't know, Brock. I'm trapped in the sewer with a confessed arsonist!"

kelly the nut said...

It's a hmmpmph with a smile!

kelly the nut said...

It's a hmmpmph with a smile!

Virginia Valerie said...

harumph smirkle cluck snicker Anastasia Tremaine

delilah s. dawson said...

Val gets her name into one lousy book and all of a sudden she's MAKING STUFF UP.

Ericka said...
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Ericka said...

A derisive chuckle. A half swallowed laugh.Snigger?

delilah s. dawson said...

Snigger is one of my least favorite words, right up there with moist and guffaw. >.<

Pinafores and Pinwheels said...

A snarky giggle....so maybe a sniggle?