[n] a loud laugh suggestive of a hen's cackle
[n] noisy talk
[n] the sound made by a hen after laying an egg
[v] emit a loud, unpleasant kind of laughing
[v] squawk shrilly and loudly, characteristic of hens
[v] talk or utter in a cackling manner; "Hello!," the women cackled when they saw the movie star step out of the limousine.