Definitions for cackleˈkæk əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cack•leˈkæk əl(v.; n.)-led, -ling

  1. (v.i.)to utter a shrill, broken cry, as of a hen.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  2. to laugh in a shrill, broken manner.

  3. to chatter noisily.

  4. (v.t.)to express with a cackling sound:

    They cackled their disapproval.

  5. (n.)the act or sound of cackling.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  6. chatter; idle talk.

Origin of cackle:

1175–1225; ME cakelen


Princeton's WordNet

  1. cackle(noun)

    the sound made by a hen after laying an egg

  2. yak, yack, yakety-yak, chatter, cackle(noun)

    noisy talk

  3. cackle(verb)

    a loud laugh suggestive of a hen's cackle

  4. cackle(verb)

    talk or utter in a cackling manner

    "The women cackled when they saw the movie star step out of the limousine"

  5. cackle(verb)

    squawk shrilly and loudly, characteristic of hens

  6. cackle(verb)

    emit a loud, unpleasant kind of laughing


  1. cackle(Noun)

    The cry of a hen, especially when laying an egg

  2. cackle(Noun)

    A laugh resembling the cry of a hen.

  3. cackle(Verb)

    To laugh with a sound similar to a hen's cry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cackle(verb)

    to make a sharp, broken noise or cry, as a hen or goose does

  2. Cackle(verb)

    to laugh with a broken noise, like the cackling of a hen or a goose; to giggle

  3. Cackle(verb)

    to talk in a silly manner; to prattle

  4. Cackle(noun)

    the sharp broken noise made by a goose or by a hen that has laid an egg

  5. Cackle(noun)

    idle talk; silly prattle

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the sound made by a hen or goose.

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