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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 ?
cackled the old witch-lady, still nodding her high head-dress at the minister.
At this moment the King, who had been for some time busily writing in his note-book, cackled out `Silence
I will throw your body upon the bed after I have choked the life from you, and when I bring your father he will see the ape squatting over it," and the twisted fiend cackled in gloating laughter.
This was evidently local pleasantry, for the old man cackled over it, and his cronies joined in with gusto.
A derrick pulled them up in the air, and dumped them into a boat, where passengers were bustling about among barrels of cider, baskets of cheese and bags of meal; chickens cackled, the captain swore and a cabin-boy rested on the railing, apparently indifferent to his surroundings.
It was a tale told serially by Cloke in the barn, or his wife in the dairy, the last chapters reserved for the kitchen o' nights by the big fire, when the two had been half the day exploring about the house, where old Iggulden, of the blue smock, cackled and chuckled to see them.
The idea amused me so much that I laughed or rather cackled aloud, which woke the others, and they began to rub /their/ dirty faces and drag /their/ gummed-up lips and eyelids apart.
At this the crab began laughing in queer chuckles that reminded Dorothy of the way Billina sometimes cackled.