Predicate: snicker

Roleset id: snicker.01 , laugh in a covert manner, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

snicker.01: SNICKER-V NOTES: Based on sentences in brown corpus. Framed by Neville. Comparison with 'laugh.' VerbNet class nonverbal_expression-40.2. (from snicker.01-v)


snicker (v.)Make_noise


        Arg0-PAG: snickerer (vnrole: 40.2-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: cognate object
        Arg2-CAU: source of amusement (vnrole: 40.2-Recipient, 40.2-Theme)
        Arg3-PRD: end state of Arg0, result of snickering

Example: intransitive (-)

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        It spread to most of the audience and was often viewed [*-2] by visitingwhites who-1 [*T*-1]snickered behind handkerchief and afterward discussed Negroreligion .

        Arg0: [*T*-1] (= who)
        Argm-slc: who -> visiting whites
        Rel: snickered
        Argm-loc: behind handkerchief

Example: with source (-)

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        L'Unita and Hoy published identical denunciations of Short 's elevation ,l'Osservatore Romano and the Christian Science Monitor ignored it , Times ofIndia snickered at it , and the Manchester Guardian simply reported it -- theFosterites in England were few but extremely militant .

        Arg0: Times of India
        Rel: snickered
        Arg2: at it