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 does. When every goose is cackling. --Shak. 2. To laugh with a broken noise, like the cackling of a hen or a goose; to giggle. --Arbuthnot. 3. To talk in a silly manner; to prattle. --Johnson.