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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.
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