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cackle

cack·le

cackle

 
pronunciation:
kae kl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: cackled, cackles, cackling
definition 1: to make the sharp, broken cry of a hen.
definition 2: to laugh or speak with such a sound.
Grandmother cackled with delight when she won the card game.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the shrill, broken noise that a hen makes, especially after laying an egg.
definition 2: sharp, broken laughter.
The actor on the stage heard cackles from the audience.
derivation: cackler (n.)
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