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English definition of “cackle”

cackle

verb [I]     /ˈkæk.l̩/
to make the loud , unpleasant sound of a chicken : The hens cackled in alarm .Animal (non-human) sounds disapproving to laugh in a loud , high voice : A group of women were cackling in a corner . a cackling witch Laughing and smiling cackle     noun [C] Laughing and smiling
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