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noun as in a loud laugh

verb as in laugh irritatingly

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Example Sentences

A smile, wry and lopsided, grows into a chuckle — which then escalates to a cackle most improper.

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Just as familiar as her face to anyone who has watched TV or movies in the past 40 years are Smart’s dazzlingly deadpan line readings, her come-hither drawl and her signature sharp cackle.

For most of the film I was too mortified to actually laugh out loud, but that one got a cackle from me.

Kabakov is the Beckett of the art world, creating silences and divorcing himself from the cackle.

“I am wreaking a double vengeance,” writes Cellini, barely suppressing a cackle.

The latter, fastened by the legs to the rails of the wagons, kept up a deafening cackle.

When she heard a hen cackle she always ran to look for the nest, and one day she discovered one under the fruit-shed.

"Hold your—cackle," cried one, "he is going to sing;" and the whole party had their eyes turned with expectation towards the bird.

Her hard but not unmusical laugh had given place to a grating cackle, and a leer of affected gaiety had replaced the merry eye.

How the young hens would giggle if I did, and how the old ones would cackle!


On this page you'll find 71 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cackle, such as: giggle, guffaw, laugh, chortle, chuckle, and cluck.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.