cackle

[kak-uhl]
verb (used without object), cackled, cackling.
1.
to utter a shrill, broken sound or cry, as of a hen.
2.
to laugh in a shrill, broken manner.
3.
to chatter noisily; prattle.
verb (used with object), cackled, cackling.
4.
to utter with cackles; express by cackling: They cackled their disapproval.
noun
5.
the act or sound of cackling.
6.
chatter; idle talk.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English cakelen; cognate with Dutch kakelen, Low German kakeln, Swedish kackla

cackler, noun
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cackle (ˈkækəl)
 
vb
1.  (intr) (esp of a hen) to squawk with shrill notes
2.  (intr) to laugh or chatter raucously
3.  (tr) to utter in a cackling manner
 
n
4.  the noise or act of cackling
5.  noisy chatter
6.  informal cut the cackle to stop chattering; be quiet
 
[C13: probably from Middle Low German kākelen, of imitative origin]
 
'cackler
 
n

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cackle
early 13c., imitative (see cachinnation).; perhaps partly based on M.Du. kake "jaw." As a noun, from 1670s. Cackleberries, slang for "eggs" is first recorded 1880.
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Example sentences
Listen for a rooster pheasant cackle or insects buzzing.
Cackle as huge clouds of cold-sublimating gas billow forth.
Somewhere about this point, the specter of determinism begins once again to
  flap and cackle.
Mingling glee with gloom, cackle with shriek, they have predicted the end of
  the firm itself.
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