When I think of the word snort the only sound that comes to mind is that nasally mucus laden inhalation noise. Is that just my only option?
The sentence I'm trying to fit it into: "It’s just going to take a bit more work than I’d hoped.” Steve grinned. Sue ______.
Sue is ____ing because Steve is vastly understating the amount of work they'll need. For more context, Sue is a mixture of playful and curious, but at this moment is having a hard time because she's starting a new job that she is woefully underprepared for.
The sound is maybe a bit like a tsk sound, or maybe a tch. Like a very throaty tsk. I can make the sound, but I don't know if there's a word for them. pssh?