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CACKLE, verb intransitive

1. To make a particular noise, as a goose or a hen.

2. To laugh with a broken noise, like the cackling o a goose; to giggle, which is a word from the same root.

3. To prate; to prattle; to tattle; to talk in a silly manner.

CACKLE, noun

1. The broken noise of a goose or hen.

2. Idle talk; silly prattle.