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English noun: cackle

1. cackle (event) the sound made by a hen after laying an egg

Broader (hypernym)cry

2. cackle (communication) noisy talk

Synonymschatter, yack, yak, yakety-yak

Broader (hypernym)talk, talking

Narrower (hyponym)blether, chin music, idle talk, prate, prattle

3. cackle (communication) a loud laugh suggestive of a hen's cackle

Broader (hypernym)laugh, laughter

English verb: cackle

1. cackle (communication) talk or utter in a cackling manner

SamplesThe women cackled when they saw the movie star step out of the limousine.

ExamplesSam and Sue cackle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

2. cackle (communication) squawk shrilly and loudly, characteristic of hens

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter

Narrower (hyponym)gaggle

3. cackle (body) emit a loud, unpleasant kind of laughing

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)express joy, express mirth, laugh

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