The razor-sharp broken sound made by a goose or by a hen that includes laid an egg
- to help make a sharp broken noise or weep as a hen or goose does
- talk or utter in a cackling manner
- emit a loud, unpleasant types of laughing
- squawk shrilly and loudly, characteristic of hens
- the sound produced by a hen after laying an egg
- noisy talk
- a loud laugh suggestive of a hen's cackle
- to create a sharp, broken noise or weep, as a hen or goose does.
- To laugh with a broken sound, just like the cackling of a hen or a goose; to giggle.
- To talk in a silly fashion; to prattle.
- The sharp broken noise created by a goose or by a hen that has laid an egg.
- Idle talk; absurd prattle.
early 13c., imitative (see cachinnation); maybe partially considering Middle Dutch kake "jaw." Associated: Cackled; cackling. As a noun from 1670s. Cackleberries, slang for "eggs" is very first taped 1880.
He has stopped Austria's cackle and I fear it will be our turn next.