cackle cackle  /ˈkæ kəl/


  1. (n) the sound made by a hen after laying an egg
  2. (n) noisy talk
  3. (n) a loud laugh suggestive of a hen's cackle
  4. (v) talk or utter in a cackling manner
  5. (v) squawk shrilly and loudly, characteristic of hens
  6. (v) emit a loud, unpleasant kind of laughing


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  1. During breaks, hanging out with other kids and American volunteer doctors, Dani could be much less serious, talking up a storm with his toothy smile and contagious cackle.
  2. While I am not saying these things will happen, I wouldn't count those chickens yet nor cackle with anticipatory glee and hand-rubbing just yet.


  • Dana White and the UFC's Fight for New York MMA

    At the stroke of midnight in Las Vegas, a black-eyed creature with the legs of a man and the head of a reptile slithers out of its presidential suite on the top floor of Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and jumps 200 feet onto South Commerce Street. Pausing briefly to cackle at a connecting avenue called West New York, it then sprints over the concrete, toward the Strip, licking his lips with ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. Buckley wrote of Mitchell's "tendency to laugh unpleasantly. It came out as a high-pitched staccato burst, a sort of cackle. One observer likened it to the sound geese make when being force-fed. He had done it once or twice during the presidential...
    on Sep 29, 2008 By: Christopher Buckley Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. In response, Carlson stated: "I can't tell you, David, how much I appreciate this, how much I appreciate your going through Chris' mail while he's gone and how much I'm really going to miss that cackle. I hope it goes on forever. It's brought light...
    on Apr 22, 2008 By: Tucker Carlson Source: Media Matters for America

  3. "It's always an adrenaline rush when you climb into a Top Fuel dragster and hear that engine roar to life and cackle," Garlits said. "It's something I'd love to do again, but I can't. But I am having a blast driving my new Dodge Challenger...
    on Sep 6, 2009 By: Don Garlits Source:

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