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cackle


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cackle  \Cac"kle\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cackled}  (-k'ld);  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Cackling}.]  [OE.  cakelen  cf  LG  kakeln  D. 
  kakelen  G.  gackeln  gackern  all  of  imitative  origin.  Cf 
  {Gagle},  {Cake}  to  cackle.] 
  1.  To  make  a  sharp,  broken  noise  or  cry,  as  a  hen  or  goose 
  does 
 
  When  every  goose  is  cackling.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  laugh  with  a  broken  noise,  like  the  cackling  of  a  hen 
  or  a  goose;  to  giggle.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  3.  To  talk  in  a  silly  manner;  to  prattle.  --Johnson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cackle  \Cac"kle\,  n. 
  1.  The  sharp  broken  noise  made  by  a  goose  or  by  a  hen  that 
  has  laid  an  egg. 
 
  By  her  cackle  saved  the  state.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  Idle  talk;  silly  prattle. 
 
  There  is  a  buzz  and  cackle  all  around  regarding  the 
  sermon.  --Thackeray. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cackle 
  n  1:  the  sound  made  by  a  hen  after  laying  an  egg 
  2:  noisy  talk  [syn:  {yak},  {yack},  {yakety-yak},  {chatter}] 
  3:  a  loud  laugh  suggestive  of  a  hen's  cackle 
  v  1:  talk  or  utter  in  a  cackling  manner;  "Hello!,"  the  women 
  cackled  when  they  saw  the  movie  star  step  out  of  the 
  limousine. 
  2:  squawk  shrilly  and  loudly,  characteristic  of  hens 
  3:  emit  a  loud,  unpleasant  kind  of  laughing 




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