Main definitions of quackling in English

: quackling1quackling2

quackling1

Pronunciation /ˈkwak(ə)lɪŋ/ /ˈkwaklːɪŋ/

noun

  • The action of quackle , quacking; an instance of this; (also humorous) a duck or duckling.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Eliza Haywood (?1693–1756), author and actress. Apparently from quack + -le + -ing.

Main definitions of quackling in English

: quackling1quackling2

quackling2

Pronunciation /ˈkwak(ə)lɪŋ/ /ˈkwaklːɪŋ/

adjective

  • Quacking.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in William Bullein (c1515–1576), physician. Apparently a variant of quacking (although this is apparently first attested slightly later).