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



    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 OriginMiddle 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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