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cackle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Birds
cacklecack‧le1 /ˈkækəl/ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 1 LAUGHto laugh in a loud unpleasant way, making short high sounds► see thesaurus at laugh2 HBBSOUNDwhen a chicken cackles, it makes a loud high sound
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Examples from the Corpus
cackle• "Oh we've got him now!" I cackled, dancing round the room.• She is apt to cackle evilly.• In telling it, he cackled like a corncrake and waved his arms about.• When I said this, he started cackling like a madman.• He kept laughing, cackling, making wild, insane remarks.• A police car radio cackled raucously.• Mad machines gibbered, cackled, screeched insanely and blasted each other with sudden bursts of machine gun fire.• She begins cackling, smacking her lips, like a child thinking of a turkey dinner.• The hens clambered in, cackling with delight and greed.
cacklecackle2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 a loud high sound that a chicken makes → cluck2 LAUGHa short high unpleasant laugh
Examples from the Corpus
cackle• There was a cackle from the old lady. "I know what you're after."• And finally, there are the ones that seem little more than a cue for a really good cackle.• How would you put his cackle in print or produce that grin with parentheses and colons?• loud cackles of amusement• Nor, it must be said, a hoot, chuckle, chortle, crow or cackle.• Spider let out a weird high-pitched cackle that scared Miguel.• In his classes, he subjected students to the cackles of mechanical laugh boxes to test their reactions.
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Verb table
cackle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycackle
he, she, itcackles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycackled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave cackled
he, she, ithas cackled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad cackled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill cackle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have cackled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam cackling
he, she, itis cackling
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you, we, theyare cackling
Past
I, he, she, itwas cackling
you, we, theywere cackling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been cackling
he, she, ithas been cackling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been cackling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be cackling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been cackling
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