Simple Definition of cackle
of chickens, geese, etc. : to make loud, unpleasant sounds
: to laugh noisily
Examples of cackle
The hens were cackling in the henhouse.
Geese cackled by the pond in the park.
I could hear my aunts cackling in the next room.
Origin of cackle
Middle English cakelen, of imitative origin
First Known Use: 13th century
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