Cackle (verb)

  1. To make the loud, harsh, characteristic cry of a hen or other bird, especially a hen after laying an egg.
  2. To laugh in a harsh or cackling manner.


From middle english cacklen, from old english caccelian, of imitative origin.


  1. The farmer heard the cackle of the hens in the coop.
  2. She cackled with delight when she heard the good news.
  3. The old witch cackled as she brewed the villagers.
  4. The cackle of the hyenas filled the night air.
  5. He cackled with amusement at the joke.
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