Cackle



to utter a shrill, broken sound or cry, as of a hen.
to laugh in a shrill, broken manner.
to chatter noisily; prattle.
to utter with cackles; express by cackling:
They cackled their disapproval.
the act or sound of cackling.
chatter; idle talk.
Contemporary Examples

Real Pilots Laugh at ‘Flight’ Patrick Smith November 17, 2012
Is This Anti-Soviet Art? Jimmy So October 21, 2011
The First Celebrity Tell-All Nathaniel Rich September 21, 2010

Historical Examples

Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, February 22nd, 1890 Various
Within the Law Marvin Dana
Pluck on the Long Trail Edwin L. Sabin
Once to Every Man Larry Evans
The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book Constance Cary Harrison
Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
A Book of the Play Dutton Cook

verb
(intransitive) (esp of a hen) to squawk with shrill notes
(intransitive) to laugh or chatter raucously
(transitive) to utter in a cackling manner
noun
the noise or act of cackling
noisy chatter
(informal) cut the cackle, to stop chattering; be quiet
v.

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