cackle

Part of speech: verb

To make a cackle; chatter.

Part of speech: noun

The shrill, broken cry made by a hen after laying an egg; idle talk; chattering; chuckling.

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Usage examples "cackle":

  1. Then I heard something like a cackle, and on gazing around me I saw him standing a little distance from me with a woman by his side. - "The Coming of the King", James Hocking.
  2. Bicky laughed, what I have sometimes seen described as a hollow, mocking laugh, a sort of bitter cackle from the back of the throat, rather like a gargle. - "My Man Jeeves", P. G. Wodehouse.
  3. What old woman's cackle is that? - "Shirley", Charlotte Brontë.