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cachinnate

Line breaks: cach¦in|nate
Pronunciation: /ˈkakɪneɪt
 
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Definition of cachinnate in English:

verb

[no object] rare
Laugh loudly.
Example sentences
  • He squealed to no end while she cachinnated maniacally at the tribulation of the poor helpless doctor.
  • So he's releasing a bevy of albums of late, and I shan't cachinnate nor chortle at this dispatch.
  • I chuckled, guffawed, chortled and cachinnated my way through the book.

Origin

early 19th century: from Latin cachinnat- 'laughed loudly', from the verb cachinnare, of imitative origin.

Derivatives

cachinnation

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈneɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • Even someone remarking in polite company about somebody who ‘had one of the longest beards I've ever seen’ is given a suggestive pause after longest, eliciting obscene cachinnations from the groundlings.
  • ‘Come now, be serious little boy,’ Christy simpered to me, slightly breathless after her cachinnation.
  • That at the ripe old age of a quarter-century the play still crackles with cachinnation (note the k's!) is a hopeful sign.

Words that rhyme with cachinnate

machinate

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