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English definition of “cackle”

cackle

verb [I] uk   /ˈkæk.l̩/ us  
to make the loud, unpleasant sound of a chicken: The hens cackled in alarm. disapproving to laugh in a loud, high voice: A group of women were cackling in a corner. a cackling witch
cackle
noun [C] uk   us  
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