verb[no object] • literary
- Laugh loudly.More 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.
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- 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.
early 19th century: from Latin cachinnat- 'laughed loudly', from the verb cachinnare, of imitative origin.
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