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v. cack·led, cack·ling, cack·les
1. To make the shrill cry characteristic of a hen after laying an egg.
2. To laugh or talk in a shrill manner.
To utter in cackles: cackled a sarcastic reply.
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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cackler - a hen that has just laid an egg and emits a shrill squawk
biddy, hen - adult female chicken
2.cackler - any of various insectivorous Old World birds with a loud incessant songcackler - any of various insectivorous Old World birds with a loud incessant song; in some classifications considered members of the family Muscicapidae
oscine, oscine bird - passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
genus Timalia, Timalia - type genus of the Timaliidae
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References in classic literature ?
'He has his points as a Cackler still, but he can't get a living out of them.'
I never wath much of a Cackler, Thquire, and I have thed my thay.'
"If you have any information that may help propel our investigation, please contact Detective Jennifer Cackler immediately at (972) 466-3324, or by email at ( ," the news release concluded.
"Tanzania has achieved demonstrable successes in boosting productivity in the horticulture, rice, sugar and tea sectors," says Mark Cackler, World Bank's Manager for the Agriculture Global Practice.
WB delegation was led by Mark Cackler, Manager of the Agricultural and Rural Development Department of the World Bank.
You are wrong," and the cackler directed me to her computer screen displaying a page with the information that a tablespoon is three teaspoons.
Classical guitarist Charles Mokotoff returned for his third performance and was accompanied on piano by Barbara Peterson Cackler. He dazzled the audience with his sensitive interpretations.
The fundamental error of judgment behind this pathetically parochial production is the profoundly incorrect assumption that Witchy Poo cackler Sharon is so wonderfully popular she's loved by zillions of fans all over the country.
Now listen to the laughter (groans don't count) and decide which category it fits: cackler, snorter, chuckler, sniggerer, howler, suppressed, giggler, or belly buster.
But Nadia remains solid at the head of the betting and it seems the gender-amended Portuguese cackler is destined to grab the glory on Friday.