Cackling
Cackle Cac"kle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Cackled} (-k'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cackling}.] [OE. cakelen; cf. LG. kakeln, D. kakelen, G. gackeln, gackern; all of imitative origin. Cf. {Gagle}, {Cake} to cackle.] 1. To make a sharp, broken noise or cry, as a hen or goose does. [1913 Webster]

When every goose is cackling. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To laugh with a broken noise, like the cackling of a hen or a goose; to giggle. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

3. To talk in a silly manner; to prattle. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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