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cackle

cack·le

cackle

 
 
pronunciation:
kae kl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: cackled, cackles, cackling
definition 1: to make the sharp, broken cry of a hen.
The chickens are cackling out in the yard.
similar words:
gabble
definition 2: to laugh or speak with such a sound.
The witch cackled as she contemplated her evil spell.
similar words:
gabble
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to laugh or utter in cackles.
She cackled her words of contempt.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the shrill, clucking noise that a hen makes, esp. after laying an egg.
We had heard the cackle of the hen and expected to find an egg.
similar words:
gabble
definition 2: sharp, broken laughter.
similar words:
gabble
derivation: cackler (n.)
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