Cackle - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkækl|  American pronunciation of the word cackle
Brit.  |ˈkak(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word cackle

noun

- the sound made by a hen after laying an egg
- noisy talk (syn: chatter, yack, yak, yakety-yak)
- a loud laugh suggestive of a hen's cackle

verb

- talk or utter in a cackling manner
- squawk shrilly and loudly, characteristic of hens
- emit a loud, unpleasant kind of laughing

Examples

The hens were cackling in the henhouse.

Geese cackled by the pond in the park.

I could hear my aunts cackling in the next room.

What a cackle she is!

The women cackled when they saw the movie star step out of the limousine

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: cackle
he/she/it: cackles
present participle: cackling
past tense: cackled
past participle: cackled
noun
singular: cackle
plural: cackles
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