[ UK /kˈækə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈkækəɫ/ ]
  1. a loud laugh suggestive of a hen's cackle
  2. the sound made by a hen after laying an egg
  3. noisy talk
  1. talk or utter in a cackling manner
    The women cackled when they saw the movie star step out of the limousine
  2. emit a loud, unpleasant kind of laughing
  3. squawk shrilly and loudly, characteristic of hens
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How To Use cackle In A Sentence

  • The wind of evening shook the dark leaves to a thin airy cackle. The Garden Party, and Other Stories
  • But I suppose it was too much to expect for him to have a black, twirly moustache and for her to cackle mysteriously from beneath an impenetrable black shroud.
  • She rejected it at first, thinking naively she could continue being a political journalist until she heard the whole nation cackle with laughter. Times, Sunday Times
  • Ghostly singing and piano riffs are heard from time to time; scenes end with Hedda downstage center staring at the audience, sometimes followed by her hideous cackle.
  • She is frisky and good humoured like a bouncy Labrador, gushing with anecdotes punctuated by a laugh, which is a cross between a joyous cackle and a happy crow.
  • Down below, the crowd cackled like a gang of birds. Excerpt: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
  • Spider let out a weird high-pitched cackle that scared Miguel.
  • Dan's friends cackled in the background, but he ignored their laughter and jeering comments.
  • Scarlet cackled out loud and broke her embrace.
  • He coughed, sneezed, and barked simultaneously -- bleated in one breath, and cackled in the next -- sputteringly shrieked, and chatteringly squealed, with a bass of suffocated roars. The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 8 Epigrams, On With the Dance, Negligible Tales
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