cackle definition by Webster's New World
- to make the shrill, broken vocal sounds of a hen
- to laugh or chatter with similar sounds
Origin: Middle English cakelen; akin to Dutch kokkelen, Low German kakkeln ; from Indo-European base an unverified form kak-: of echoic origin, originally
- the act or sound of cackling
- cackling laughter
- idle or silly chatter
cackle definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb cack·led, cack·ling, cack·les verb, intransitive
- To make the shrill cry characteristic of a hen after laying an egg.
- To laugh or talk in a shrill manner.
- The act or sound of cackling.
- Shrill laughter.
- Foolish chatter.
Origin: Middle English cakelen, probably from Middle Low German kākeln, of imitative origin.
- cackˈler noun
cackle - Phrases/Idioms
cut the cackle