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cackle

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of cackle

  1. 1 an explosive sound that is a sign of amusement <erupted in a high-pitched cackle at the absurdity of the suggestion> Synonyms belly laugh, boff (or boffo), boffola, cachinnation, laugh, chortle, chuckle, giggle, guffaw, hee-haw, horselaugh, laughter, snicker, snigger, titter, twitterRelated Words crow, whoop; grin, simper, smile, smirkNear Antonyms cry, groan, moan, sob, wail; face, frown, grimace, lower (also lour), mouth, pout, scowl

  2. 2 friendly, informal conversation or an instance of this <the constant cackle of his seat companion made the long flight seem even longer> Synonyms backchat, chat, causerie, chatter, chin music, chin-wag [slang], chitchat, confab, confabulation, gab, gabfest, gossip, jangle, jaw, natter [chiefly British], palaver, patter, rap, schmooze, small talk, table talk, talk, tête-à-têteRelated Words colloquy, conference, discourse, parley, powwow, symposium; debate, dialogue (also dialog), exchange, give-and-take; crosstalk, happy talk; yak (also yack), yammer, yap




cackle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of cackle

  1. 1 to engage in casual or rambling conversation <cackled on the phone with her friends about the latest soap opera plots> Synonyms babble, blab, chat, chaffer [British], chatter, chin [slang], converse, gab, gabble, gas, jabber, jaw, kibitz (also kibbitz), natter, palaver, patter, prate, prattle, rap, rattle, run on, schmooze (or shmooze), talk, twitter, visitRelated Words gossip, tattle; descant, discuss, expatiate; yak (also yack), yammer, yap

  2. 2 to show mirth with an explosive vocal sound <she cackled with glee when her tax-evading neighbor finally got caught> Synonyms break up, laugh, chortle, chuckle, crack up, giggle, hee-haw, roar, scream, snicker, titter, twitterRelated Words grin, smileNear Antonyms bawl, blubber, cry, sob, weep; howl, scream, squall, wail, yowl; bleat, pule, whimper, whine; sniffle, snivel; groan, moan, sigh




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