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cackle Explained

cackle at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


cackle at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1225, imitative, partly based on M.Du. kake "jaw." Cackleberries, slang for "eggs" is first recorded 1880. ///

cackle at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [I] [Date: 1100-1200; Origin: From the sound]//
1 to laugh in a loud unpleasant way, making short high sounds:
2 when a chicken cackles, it makes a loud high sound:
cackle 2 n [C]
1 a loud high sound that a chicken makes: cluck//
2 a short high unpleasant laugh:

cackle at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

40 Moby Thesaurus words for "cackle":
call, carol, caw, chatter, cheep, chirk, chirp, chirr, chirrup,
chitter, chuck, clack, cluck, coo, croak, cronk, crow, cuckoo,
drum, gabble, gaggle, gobble, guggle, honk, hoo, hoot, peep, pip,
pipe, quack, roll, scold, sing, squawk, trill, tweet, twit,
twitter, warble, whistle

198 Moby Thesaurus words for "cackle":
Homeric laughter, babble, babblement, bark, bavardage, bawl,
be in stitches, belch, bellow, belly laugh, bibble-babble, blab,
blabber, blah-blah, blare, blat, blather, blether, blethers,
blubber, boff, boffola, boom, bray, break up, breathe, burr,
burst into laughter, burst of laughter, burst out,
burst out laughing, burst with laughter, bust a gut, buzz,
cachinnate, cachinnation, call, caquet, caqueterie, carol, caw,
chant, chat, chatter, cheep, chirk, chirp, chirr, chirrup, chitter,
chitter-chatter, chortle, chuck, chuckle, clack, clang, clangor,
clank, clash, clatter, cluck, cock-a-doodle-doo, convulsion, coo,
craunch, croak, cronk, crow, crump, crunch, cuckoo, drawl, drum,
exclaim, fit of laughter, flute, gab, gabble, gaggle,
gales of laughter, gas, gasp, gibber, gibble-gabble, giggle,
go into convulsions, gobble, gossip, grind, groan, growl, grumble,
grunt, guff, guffaw, guggle, ha-ha, hearty laugh, hee-haw, hee-hee,
hilarity, hiss, ho-ho, honk, hoo, hoot, horselaugh, hot air,
idle talk, jabber, jangle, jar, keen, laugh, laugh it up,
laugh outright, laughing, laughter, lilt, mere talk, mumble,
murmur, mutter, natter, nearly die laughing, nonsense talk,
outburst of laughter, palaver, pant, peal of laughter, peep, pip,
pipe, prate, prating, prattle, prittle-prattle, quack, rasp,
risibility, roar, roar of laughter, roar with laughter, roll,
rumble, scold, scranch, scrape, scratch, scream, screech, scrunch,
shake like jelly, shake with laughter, shout, shout of laughter,
shriek, sibilate, sigh, sing, snap, snarl, snicker, snigger, snore,
snort, sob, split, split with laughter, squall, squawk, squeal,
talkee-talkee, tee-hee, thunder, titter, tittle-tattle, trill,
trumpet, twaddle, twang, twattle, tweet, twit, twitter, wail,
warble, whine, whisper, whistle, yak, yakkety-yak, yap, yawp, yell,
yelp, yuck, yuk-yuk

cackle at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb, noun
1 [V] (of a chicken) to make a loud unpleasant noise
2 to laugh in a loud unpleasant way:
[V] They all cackled with delight. [also V speech]
1 the loud noise that a HEN makes
2 a harsh unpleasant laugh

Cackle at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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

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.

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.

cackle at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: talk or utter in a cackling manner; "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

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

cackle at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: rhymes » ækəl


Inter: en-nou » n
  • The cry of a hen, especially when laying an egg
    1. A laugh resembling the cry of a hen.


      Inter: trans-top » cry of a hen, especially when laying an egg

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|кудкудякане|n
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|gekakel
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kaakatus

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|кокодакање|n|tr=kokodákanje
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|cacarejo
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|кудахтанье|n|tr=kudáxtanʹje|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » laugh resembling the cry of a hen
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|кикотене|n
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kaakatus

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|ricanement|m
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|кокодакање|n|tr=kokodákanje

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » cackl|ing
  • Inter: intransitiv » e To laugh with a sound similar to a hen's cry.


    * See also Category: Wikisaurus:laugh -


    Inter: trans-top » to laugh with a sound similar to a hen's cry
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|кикотя се
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kaakattaa
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|кокодака|tr=kokodáka

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|cacarejar
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|гоготать|tr=gogotátʹ|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|кудахтать|tr=kudáxtatʹ|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f Inter: qualifier » cluck like a hen

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * cluck
    Translation: de » cackle
    Translation: et » cackle
    Translation: el » cackle
    Translation: ko » cackle
    Translation: io » cackle
    Translation: kn » cackle
    Translation: ku » cackle
    Translation: lt » cackle
    Translation: mg » cackle
    Translation: ml » cackle
    Translation: my » cackle
    Translation: pl » cackle
    Translation: ru » cackle
    Translation: sv » cackle
    Translation: ta » cackle
    Translation: te » cackle
    Translation: vi » cackle
    Translation: zh » cackle