cackle


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cack·le

 (kăk′əl)
v. cack·led, cack·ling, cack·les
v.intr.
1. To make the shrill cry characteristic of a hen after laying an egg.
2. To laugh or talk in a shrill manner.
v.tr.
To utter in cackles: cackled a sarcastic reply.
n.
1. The act or sound of cackling.
2. Shrill laughter.
3. Foolish chatter.

[Middle English cakelen, probably from Middle Low German kākeln, of imitative origin.]

cack′ler n.

cackle

(ˈkækəl)
vb
1. (intr) (esp of a hen) to squawk with shrill notes
2. (intr) to laugh or chatter raucously
3. (tr) to utter in a cackling manner
n
4. the noise or act of cackling
5. noisy chatter
6. cut the cackle informal to stop chattering; be quiet
[C13: probably from Middle Low German kākelen, of imitative origin]
ˈcackler n

cack•le

(ˈkæk əl)

v. -led, -ling,
n. v.i.
1. to utter a shrill, broken cry, as of a hen.
2. to laugh in a shrill, broken manner.
3. to chatter noisily.
v.t.
4. to express with a cackling sound: They cackled their disapproval.
n.
5. the act or sound of cackling.
6. chatter; idle talk.
[1175–1225; Middle English cakelen]
cack′ler, n.

cackle


Past participle: cackled
Gerund: cackling

Imperative
cackle
cackle
Present
I cackle
you cackle
he/she/it cackles
we cackle
you cackle
they cackle
Preterite
I cackled
you cackled
he/she/it cackled
we cackled
you cackled
they cackled
Present Continuous
I am cackling
you are cackling
he/she/it is cackling
we are cackling
you are cackling
they are cackling
Present Perfect
I have cackled
you have cackled
he/she/it has cackled
we have cackled
you have cackled
they have cackled
Past Continuous
I was cackling
you were cackling
he/she/it was cackling
we were cackling
you were cackling
they were cackling
Past Perfect
I had cackled
you had cackled
he/she/it had cackled
we had cackled
you had cackled
they had cackled
Future
I will cackle
you will cackle
he/she/it will cackle
we will cackle
you will cackle
they will cackle
Future Perfect
I will have cackled
you will have cackled
he/she/it will have cackled
we will have cackled
you will have cackled
they will have cackled
Future Continuous
I will be cackling
you will be cackling
he/she/it will be cackling
we will be cackling
you will be cackling
they will be cackling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cackling
you have been cackling
he/she/it has been cackling
we have been cackling
you have been cackling
they have been cackling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cackling
you will have been cackling
he/she/it will have been cackling
we will have been cackling
you will have been cackling
they will have been cackling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cackling
you had been cackling
he/she/it had been cackling
we had been cackling
you had been cackling
they had been cackling
Conditional
I would cackle
you would cackle
he/she/it would cackle
we would cackle
you would cackle
they would cackle
Past Conditional
I would have cackled
you would have cackled
he/she/it would have cackled
we would have cackled
you would have cackled
they would have cackled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cackle - the sound made by a hen after laying an egg
cry - the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"
2.cackle - noisy talkcackle - noisy talk        
talk, talking - an exchange of ideas via conversation; "let's have more work and less talk around here"
blether, chin music, idle talk, prate, prattle - idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
3.cackle - a loud laugh suggestive of a hen's cackle
laugh, laughter - the sound of laughing
Verb1.cackle - talk or utter in a cackling manner; "The women cackled when they saw the movie star step out of the limousine"
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
2.cackle - squawk shrilly and loudly, characteristic of hens
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
gaggle - make a noise characteristic of a goose; "Cackling geese"
3.cackle - emit a loud, unpleasant kind of laughing
express joy, express mirth, laugh - produce laughter

cackle

verb
1. laugh, giggle, chuckle The old lady cackled with glee.
noun
1. laugh, giggle, chuckle He let out a brief cackle of triumph.

cackle

verb
To express amusement, mirth, or scorn by smiling and emitting loud, inarticulate sounds:
Informal: heehaw.
Idioms: die laughing, laugh one's head off, roll in the aisles, split one's sides.
noun
An act of laughing:
Informal: heehaw.
Translations
قَرْقَرَةُ الدَّجاج أو الأوزقَهْقَهَةٌيُوَقْوِق، يُقَرْقِر، يُثَرْثِر
chichotáníchichotat sekdákáníkdákatkejhání
skraldenskraldgrin
kaakattaakaakatus
gágogáskodácsolkodácsolás
gagg, klakgaggahneggjandi/gaggandi hlátur
gargsėjimasgargsėtikarksėjimaskarksėtikikenimas
kladzināšanakladzināttarkšķēšanatarkšķēt
gáganiegágaťkotkodákaniekotkodákať
gıdaklamakeh keh gülmekeh keh gülmek

cackle

[ˈkækl]
A. N [of hen] → cacareo m; (= laugh) → risa f aguda; (= chatter) → parloteo m
cut the cackle!¡corta el rollo!
B. VI [hen] → cacarear; [person] → reírse a carcajada limpia, carcajearse

cackle

[ˈkækəl] vi (= laugh) → glousser

cackle

n (of hens)Gackern nt; (= laughter)(meckerndes) Lachen; (inf, = chatter) → Geblödel nt (inf)
vi (hens)gackern; (= laugh)meckernd lachen; (inf: = talk) → schwatzen

cackle

[ˈkækl]
1. n (of hen) → coccodè m; (laugh) → risolino (stridulo); (chatter) → chiacchierio
2. vi (hen) → fare coccodè; (person, laugh) → ridacchiare

cackle

(ˈkӕkl) noun
1. the sound made by a hen or goose.
2. a laugh which sounds like this. an evil cackle.
verb
to make such a sound.
References in classic literature ?
His voice and laugh, which perpetually re-echoed through the Custom-House, had nothing of the tremulous quaver and cackle of an old man's utterance; they came strutting out of his lungs, like the crow of a cock, or the blast of a clarion.
Except the sleeping old man, everybody was at work, but the place was very still and peaceful, nevertheless; so still that the distant cackle of the successful hen smote upon the ear but little dulled by intervening sounds.
We heard some more voices mumbling along towards us and getting louder, and sometimes a cackle of a laugh.
With her gay plumage, her "nods and becks and wreathed smiles," and her cheerful cackle, Huldah closely resembled the parrot in Wordsworth's poem:--
Then would he cackle forth a feeble laugh, and express a doubt whether his wits--for by that phrase it pleased our ancient friend to signify his mental powers--were not getting a little the worse for wear.
I don't say but He might make Eve to be a companion to Adam in Paradise--there was no cooking to be spoilt there, and no other woman to cackle with and make mischief, though you see what mischief she did as soon as she'd an opportunity.
How the repeater of the prayer did cackle and splutter
The Senior Subaltern's throat was dry; but, as he ran his eye over the paper, he broke out into a hoarse cackle of relief, and said to the woman:--"You young blackguard
An increasing cackle of complaints, orders, and jests, and what to a European would have been bad language, came from behind the curtains.
He flung his head back and laughed his throaty affected cackle of anger.
so soothing to fat old gentlemen who cackle about the superiority of poverty over riches.
After nearly an hour the light went out, but this time there was no mocking laughter--at least not upon the part of my tormentors; but I, to be at quits with them, gave a low laugh that none might mistake for the cackle of a maniac.