Cackle is the sound that someone makes when they are laughing. It's usually a very high-pitched sound.

  • The cackling woman was horrifying.

  • The cackling man was creepy.

Definition of cackle


noisy talk


chatter, yack, yak, yakety-yak


a loud laugh suggestive of a hen's cackle


emit a loud, unpleasant kind of laughing


squawk shrilly and loudly, characteristic of hens


talk or utter in a cackling manner


the sound made by a hen after laying an egg

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Example Sentences for cackle

  • 1

    Chickens cackle in the early morning.

  • 2

    The cackle kept them awake.

  • 3

    They heard a cackle in the middle of the night.

  • 4

    They heard a cackle and the door slammed shut.

  • 5

    Miss Cackle is the kind hearted headmistress of the Academy.

  • 6

    The performance is widely praised and admired by Miss Cackle.

  • 7

    I intend to be cackling lasciviously well into my dotage.

  • 8

    The call has been described as a maniacal cackling or barking.

  • 9

    The largest Berry Bird was originally called Captain Cackle.

  • 10

    The male's call is a soft whistle, and the female's is a harsh cackle.