Definition of cackle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    cackle

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈkækl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkækl//
     
     
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  1. 1the loud noise that a chicken makes
  2. 2a loud unpleasant laugh
  3. Word Origin Middle English: probably from Middle Low German kākelen, partly imitative, reinforced by kāke ‘jaw, cheek’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cackle

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