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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.]


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

When every goose is cackling. Shak.


To laugh with a broken noise, like the cackling of a hen or a goose; to giggle.



To talk in a silly manner; to prattle.



© Webster 1913.

Cac"kle (?), n.


The sharp broken noise made by a goose or by a hen that has laid an egg.

By her cackle saved the state. Dryden.


Idle talk; silly prattle.

There is a buzz and cackle all around regarding the sermon. Thackeray.


© Webster 1913.

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