Meaning of cackle

cack•le

Pronunciation: (kak'ul), [key]
— v., n. -led, -ling,
—v.i.
  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.
—v.t.
  1. to utter with cackles; express by cackling: They cackled their disapproval.
—n.
  1. the act or sound of cackling.
  2. chatter; idle talk.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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