Cackling is a type of laughter that is very loud and shrill. It is often used to mock or ridicule someone.

  • She cackled when she saw the dog.

  • The cackling sound was coming from the woman behind the counter.

Definition of cackling


To make a sharp, broken noise or cry, as a hen or goose does.


To laugh with a broken sound similar to a hen's cry.


To talk in a silly manner; to prattle.


A sound that cackles.

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Example Sentences for cackling

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    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.