verb (used without object), cack·led, cack·ling.
verb (used with object), cack·led, cack·ling.
Origin of cackle
Examples from the Web for cackles
In another year, stories about the strange new face of an A-list actress might draw chortles and cackles.Renée Zellweger Got a New Face—and Everyone Had An Opinion About It|Kevin O’Keeffe|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Push a button and Elmo cackles before asking what sounds unmistakably like, “Who wants to die?”Eight Biggest Elmo Scandals: Kevin Clash, Katy Perry & More (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|November 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I had most important business with Lumsden, and the girl comes down and cackles about a Mr. Pim, or Ping, or something.Mr. Pim Passes By|Alan Alexander Milne
Destiny is unlike the hen in that she cackles before she lays the egg.Mince PieAuthor: Christopher Darlington MorleyRelease Date: October 10, 2004 [eBook #13694]|Christopher Darlington Morley
One could only expect her to jabber in cackles instead of sentences for her memory to be entrenched deeper in every aspect.The Land of Look Behind|Paul Cameron Brown
Cack′ler, a fowl that cackles: a talkative, gossiping person; Cack′ling, noise of a goose or hen.
But that is the way that new dialects always come inthrough a drum-fire of cackles.The American Language|Henry L. Mencken
Word Origin 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.