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Meaning of CACKLE

Pronunciation:  'kakul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a loud laugh suggestive of a hen's cackle
  2. [n]  noisy talk
  3. [n]  the sound made by a hen after laying an egg
  4. [v]  emit a loud, unpleasant kind of laughing
  5. [v]  squawk shrilly and loudly, characteristic of hens
  6. [v]  talk or utter in a cackling manner; "Hello!," the women cackled when they saw the movie star step out of the limousine.

CACKLE is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: chatter, yack, yak, yakety-yak
 See Also: blether, chin music, cry, emit, express joy, express mirth, gaggle, idle talk, laugh, laugh, laughter, let loose, let out, mouth, prate, prattle, speak, talk, talk, talking, utter, verbalise, verbalize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cac"kle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Cackled} (-k'ld); p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Cackling}.] [OE. cakelen; cf. LG. kakeln, D.
    kakelen, G. gackeln, gackern; all of imitative origin. Cf.
    {Gagle}, {Cake} to cackle.]
    1. To make a sharp, broken noise or cry, as a hen or goose
             When every goose is cackling.         --Shak.
    2. To laugh with a broken noise, like the cackling of a hen
       or a goose; to giggle. --Arbuthnot.
    3. To talk in a silly manner; to prattle. --Johnson.
  2. \Cac"kle\, n.
    1. The sharp broken noise made by a goose or by a hen that
       has laid an egg.
             By her cackle saved the state.        --Dryden.
    2. Idle talk; silly prattle.
             There is a buzz and cackle all around regarding the
             sermon.                               --Thackeray.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Hearing a cackling sound means illness or loss.
Thesaurus Terms
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