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cackle

play
verb cack·le \ˈka-kəl\

Simple Definition of cackle

  • of chickens, geese, etc. : to make loud, unpleasant sounds

  • : to laugh noisily

Full Definition of cackle

cack·ledcack·ling play \-k(ə-)liŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make the sharp broken noise or cry characteristic of a hen especially after laying

  3. 2 :  to laugh especially in a harsh or sharp manner

  4. 3 :  chatter

cackle noun
cack·ler play \-k(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of cackle

  1. The hens were cackling in the henhouse.

  2. Geese cackled by the pond in the park.

  3. I could hear my aunts cackling in the next room.



Origin of cackle

Middle English cakelen, of imitative origin


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with cackle



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