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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CACKLING

No other noise could disturb us but the cackling of hens and the quacking of ducks.

We must for ever be kow-towing to the cackling geese around us.

A man with your tongue would be an affinity for a cackling old woman!

Well, I am an animal that paints instead of cackling, or braying, or spinning lies.

Grandpa did, for he was circling Johnnie, cackling with excitement.

Still the Tufters are geese after all, and are very fond of cackling.

We were on the point of returning to the canoe, when I heard a cackling sound.

The black showed his teeth again and indulged in his cackling laugh.

And the centipede laughed a cackling laugh and went in again.

So they had got there before him—cackling about having seen him, he dared say!

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., imitative (see cachinnation); perhaps partly based on Middle Dutch kake "jaw." Related: Cackled; cackling. As a noun from 1670s. Cackleberries, slang for "eggs" is first recorded 1880.

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