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cachinnate

[kak-uh-neyt]
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verb (used without object), cach·in·nat·ed, cach·in·nat·ing.
  1. to laugh loudly or immoderately.
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Origin of cachinnate

1815–25; < Latin cachinnātus (past participle of cachinnāre to laugh aloud, laugh immoderately), equivalent to cachinn- laugh aloud + -ātus -ate1
Related formscach·in·na·tion, nouncach·in·na·tor, nouncach·in·na·to·ry [kak-uh-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, kuh-kin-uh-] /ˈkæk ə nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, kəˈkɪn ə-/, adjective
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Related Words for cachinnate

roar, cackle, guffaw

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Historical Examples of cachinnate

  • That definition excludes women, because they giggle, or chuckle, or cachinnate.

    Punchinello, Vol. II., No. 35, November 26, 1870

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British Dictionary definitions for cachinnate

cachinnate

verb
  1. (intr) to laugh loudly
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Derived Formscachinnatory, adjective

Word Origin for cachinnate

C19: from Latin cacchināre, probably of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for cachinnate

v.

"to laugh loudly or immoderately," 1824, from Latin cachinnatum, past participle of cachinnare (see cachinnation). Related: Cachinnated; cachinnating.

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