Cackle meaning

kăkəl
The act or sound of cackling.
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To make the shrill cry characteristic of a hen after laying an egg.
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Shrill laughter.
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Foolish chatter.
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To laugh or talk in a shrill manner.
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To utter in cackles.

Cackled a sarcastic reply.

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To make the shrill, broken vocal sounds of a hen.
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To laugh or chatter with similar sounds.
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To utter in a cackling manner.
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The act or sound of cackling.
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Cackling laughter.
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Idle or silly chatter.
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The cry of a hen or goose, especially when laying an egg.
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A laugh resembling the cry of a hen or goose.
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(intransitive) To make a sharp, broken noise or cry, as a hen or goose does.
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(intransitive) To laugh with a broken sound similar to a hen's cry.

The witch cackled evilly.

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(intransitive) To talk in a silly manner; to prattle.

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cut the cackle
  • to stop talking and settle down to serious efforts
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

cut the cackle

Origin of cackle

  • Middle English cakelen probably from Middle Low German kākeln of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition