cackle definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • to help make the shrill cry attribute of a hen after laying an egg.
    • To laugh or chat in a shrill fashion.
    • to create a sharp, broken noise or cry, as a hen or goose does.
    • To laugh with a broken noise, such as the cackling of a hen or a goose; to giggle.
    • To chat in a silly way; to prattle.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To utter in cackles: cackled a sarcastic answer.
  • noun:
    • The act or noise of cackling.
    • Shrill laughter.
    • Foolish chatter.
    • The weep of a hen, particularly when laying an egg
    • A laugh resembling the cry of a hen.
    • The sharp broken sound made by a goose or by a hen which has had set an egg.
    • Idle talk; absurd prattle.
    • The shrill repeated weep of a goose or hen.
    • Idle talk; absurd prattle.
    • the noise created by a hen after laying an egg
    • loud talk
    • a loud laugh suggestive of a hen's cackle
  • verb:
    • To laugh with an audio like a hen's weep.
    • talk or utter in a cackling manner
    • emit a loud, unpleasant sorts of laughing
    • squawk shrilly and loudly, characteristic of hens
  • others:
    • To utter a noisy succession of slim, shrill, broken notes: specifically made use of of the weep created by a hen after laying an egg or by a goose when excited or alarmed.
    • To laugh with a broken sound such as the cackling of a goose; giggle.
    • To prate: prattle; tattle; talk in a silly fashion.
    • Nautical, to breeze correct and remaining alternatively: since, to cackle a cable.

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