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Pronunciation: /ˈkækəl/

Translation of cackle in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 [hen] cacarear
    Example sentences
    • Some have suggested that hens cackle to announce to roosters their renewed receptivity to mating.
    • And you'll not hear a pig grunting or a hen cackling in many farmyards today.
    • That's why I'm pushing so hard to get side jobs now, while the goose is still cackling.
    1.2 [person] (laugh) reírse* socarronamente; (chatter) cotorrear [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • The woman in the stall next to mine was belly laughing, cackling like a crazed hyena, heehawing at the other woman's fart.
    • They pointed at the team on the field and laughed and cackled and rolled around on the floor clutching their stomachs.
    • Scarlet cackled out loud and broke her embrace.
    Example sentences
    • He cackled on about how things were to be handled while on sea, how to measure the winds strength and just about everything you did not have to know about a ship.
    • He couldn't take anymore as she cackled on about how well she'd done.
    • She cackled on about the places we were about to see while with one aged hand she tiredly, and with excruciating slowness, tried to open the envelope that held the key to the first apartment.


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