What does cackle mean?

cackle meaning in General Dictionary

The razor-sharp broken sound made by a goose or by a hen that includes laid an egg

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  • 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.

cackle meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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.

Sentence Examples with the word cackle

He has stopped Austria's cackle and I fear it will be our turn next.

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