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Definition of cackle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cackle
    he / she / it cackles
    past simple cackled
    -ing form cackling
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  1. 1[intransitive] (of a chicken) to make a loud, unpleasant noise
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] (+ speech) to laugh in a loud, unpleasant way She cackled with evil laughter.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cackle

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