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 for cackle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cackle \Cac"kle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cackled (-k'ld); p. pr.
     & vb. n. Cackling.] [OE. cakelen; cf. LG. kakeln, D.
     kakelen, G. gackeln, gackern; all of imitative origin. Cf.
     Gagle, Cake to cackle.]
     1. To make a sharp, broken noise or cry, as a hen or goose
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              When every goose is cackling.         --Shak.
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     2. To laugh with a broken noise, like the cackling of a hen
        or a goose; to giggle. --Arbuthnot.
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     3. To talk in a silly manner; to prattle. --Johnson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cackle \Cac"kle\, n.
     1. The sharp broken noise made by a goose or by a hen that
        has laid an egg.
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              By her cackle saved the state.        --Dryden.
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     2. Idle talk; silly prattle.
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              There is a buzz and cackle all around regarding the
              sermon.                               --Thackeray.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the sound made by a hen after laying an egg
      2: noisy talk [syn: yak, yack, yakety-yak, chatter,
      3: a loud laugh suggestive of a hen's cackle
      v 1: talk or utter in a cackling manner; "The women cackled when
           they saw the movie star step out of the limousine"
      2: squawk shrilly and loudly, characteristic of hens
      3: emit a loud, unpleasant kind of laughing

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  40 Moby Thesaurus words for "cackle":
     call, carol, caw, chatter, cheep, chirk, chirp, chirr, chirrup,
     chitter, chuck, clack, cluck, coo, croak, cronk, crow, cuckoo,
     drum, gabble, gaggle, gobble, guggle, honk, hoo, hoot, peep, pip,
     pipe, quack, roll, scold, sing, squawk, trill, tweet, twit,
     twitter, warble, whistle

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  198 Moby Thesaurus words for "cackle":
     Homeric laughter, babble, babblement, bark, bavardage, bawl,
     be in stitches, belch, bellow, belly laugh, bibble-babble, blab,
     blabber, blah-blah, blare, blat, blather, blether, blethers,
     blubber, boff, boffola, boom, bray, break up, breathe, burr,
     burst into laughter, burst of laughter, burst out,
     burst out laughing, burst with laughter, bust a gut, buzz,
     cachinnate, cachinnation, call, caquet, caqueterie, carol, caw,
     chant, chat, chatter, cheep, chirk, chirp, chirr, chirrup, chitter,
     chitter-chatter, chortle, chuck, chuckle, clack, clang, clangor,
     clank, clash, clatter, cluck, cock-a-doodle-doo, convulsion, coo,
     craunch, croak, cronk, crow, crump, crunch, cuckoo, drawl, drum,
     exclaim, fit of laughter, flute, gab, gabble, gaggle,
     gales of laughter, gas, gasp, gibber, gibble-gabble, giggle,
     go into convulsions, gobble, gossip, grind, groan, growl, grumble,
     grunt, guff, guffaw, guggle, ha-ha, hearty laugh, hee-haw, hee-hee,
     hilarity, hiss, ho-ho, honk, hoo, hoot, horselaugh, hot air,
     idle talk, jabber, jangle, jar, keen, laugh, laugh it up,
     laugh outright, laughing, laughter, lilt, mere talk, mumble,
     murmur, mutter, natter, nearly die laughing, nonsense talk,
     outburst of laughter, palaver, pant, peal of laughter, peep, pip,
     pipe, prate, prating, prattle, prittle-prattle, quack, rasp,
     risibility, roar, roar of laughter, roar with laughter, roll,
     rumble, scold, scranch, scrape, scratch, scream, screech, scrunch,
     shake like jelly, shake with laughter, shout, shout of laughter,
     shriek, sibilate, sigh, sing, snap, snarl, snicker, snigger, snore,
     snort, sob, split, split with laughter, squall, squawk, squeal,
     talkee-talkee, tee-hee, thunder, titter, tittle-tattle, trill,
     trumpet, twaddle, twang, twattle, tweet, twit, twitter, wail,
     warble, whine, whisper, whistle, yak, yakkety-yak, yap, yawp, yell,
     yelp, yuck, yuk-yuk

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