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  • adj. Resembling or characterised by cackling.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. like the cackles or squawks a hen makes especially after laying an egg


cackle +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)


  • She throws her head back and laughs, loud and cackly and unrestrained, straight from the gut.

    The Fiddler in the Subway

  • The cackly soup recommenced to jabber from the speaker and Bob thought he heard a “Certainly.”

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • When I saw them I distinctly heard a cackly voice going, "Ahhhh, look what you've done, I'm melting, ahhhhh"

    Going to the Dogs

  • “What a world, what a world,” he said in a high-pitched, cackly voice.

    The Girls He Adored

  • I expect he must have recognized some of us for he indulges in a cackly, throaty laugh and then waves us in cordial.

    Torchy and Vee

  • "You -- you wanted me to know first, did you?" says she, with a break in her shrill, cackly voice.

    Torchy, Private Sec.

  • There was a cackly tone in her voice, especially when raised above the din of the music, which was peculiarly irritating to sensitive ears.

    Beyond The Rocks A Love Story

  • Julie Ann Nevill dominates the stage as the cackly-voiced Witch. rss feed

  • I seized the dress and yanked it back up over me and immediately wanted to break out in hysterical cackly laughter - because really, what else was there to do?

    The Debutante Ball

  • And she was familiar with the summerhouse back in the corner of the yard, so ineffably delicious in rambler-time, but so bleakly sad in winter; and the chicken-yard just beyond she knew, too -- Missy loved that peculiar air of placidity which pervades even the most clucky and cackly of chicken-yards, and she loved the little downy chicks which were so adept at picking out their own mothers amongst those hens that looked all alike.


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