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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A loud laugh suggestive of a hen's noise; Noisy talk; The sound made by a hen after laying an egg v. - Emit a loud, unpleasant kind of laughing; Squawk shrilly and loudly, characteristic of hens.

Usage examples (35)
  • The "cackle" was important because she hid behind it.
  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: First of all, "cackle" is a very sexist term.
  • Granted I didn't make fun of the sound of her "cackle" so much as others did.
  • The laugh continued, though it had become a kind of cackle — a sound without tone. for more
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