verb (used without object), cack·led, cack·ling.
verb (used with object), cack·led, cack·ling.
Origin of cackle
Examples from the Web for cackle
For most of the film I was too mortified to actually laugh out loud, but that one got a cackle from me.
Kabakov is the Beckett of the art world, creating silences and divorcing himself from the cackle.
“I am wreaking a double vengeance,” writes Cellini, barely suppressing a cackle.
The cackle of a hen, after having laid an egg and left her nest, is decidedly characteristic.
Now move on, and mind you cackle properly, and bow your head before that old duck yonder, who is the noblest born of them all.
From the old worldling broke forth an involuntary low laugh, which was a sort of cackle.T. Tembarom|Frances Hodgson Burnett
Chickens began to cackle, and to their ears came the sound of pounding feet.The Wishing Well|Mildred A. Wirt
He soon began to bark like Fid, and to growl like Bronti; to cackle like the hens, and to imitate every loud noise that he heard.Kindness to Animals|Charlotte Elizabeth
British Dictionary definitions for cackle
Word Origin for cackle
Word Origin and History for cackle
early 13c., imitative (see cachinnation); perhaps partly based on Middle Dutch kake "jaw." Related: Cackled; cackling. As a noun from 1670s. Cackleberries, slang for "eggs" is first recorded 1880.