chortle CHOR-tl, transitive and intransitive verb:
1. To utter, or express with, a snorting, exultant laugh or chuckle.
1. A snorting, exultant laugh or chuckle.
Those same rivals that chortled over the Tide's fall from prominence during a succession of worsening coaches must be quietly fearful now that someone who's already shown his abilities in the SEC is walking the Alabama sidelines.