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Negative ConnotationPlay
Using 'heckle' implies strong disapproval or dissatisfaction with the performer or speaker. SlideThe rowdy group began to heckle the singer, expressing their discontent.
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Disruptive ActPlay
'Heckle' implies interruption that negatively affects the atmosphere or flow of the event. SlideThe play was going smoothly until someone in the back decided to heckle the actors.
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Colloquial UsagePlay
Heckle is mostly used in informal settings, such as comedy shows or debates, and less in formal ones. SlideThe town hall meeting took a turn when locals began to heckle the councilor.