10 Happy “Said” Alternatives

Said is a solid and useful dialogue tag. But here are also other examples you can use from time to time:

See more vocabulary alternatives useful for writers!

“You did it! You are the best!” Alice cheered at the end of the shooting line.CheerTo utter a shout of applause or triumph, to urge on or encourage especially by shouts.
“Well, at least you got a great face balm!” Archie joked as he helped Selma got out from the mud.JokeTo provoke laughter, to utter something not serious, to give a humorous twist.
“There you are!” Jenny laughed when little Ollie emerged from the pile of orange autumn leaves.LaughTo show emotion with a chuckle or explosive vocal sound.
“I’m sure I’m gonna be the last!” The kid giggled nervously before the competition start.GiggleTo laugh with repeated short catches of the breath.
“Amazing!” Alice marveled and clutched the new encyclopedia to her chest.MarvelTo become filled with surprise, wonder, or amazed curiosity.
“I can’t believe it!” Archie rejoiced and ran to the truck to help his injured mother.RejoiceTo show great delight.
“I missed you, Daddy, I missed you!” Annie chortled and climbed her father’s lap.ChortleTo laugh or chuckle especially when amused or pleased, to sing or chant exultantly.
“What a great day!” Ollie reveled in the candies.RevelTo take intense pleasure or satisfaction.
“Do you love chestnut cakes as well?” Anne relished with another spoonful.RelishTo appreciate with taste and discernment.
“Don’t you say you love him?” Cora chuckled.ChuckleTo laugh inwardly or quietly, to laugh gently.

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