verb (used without object), cach·in·nat·ed, cach·in·nat·ing.
- cachexia hypophysiopriva,
- cachexia strumipriva,
- cachoeiro do itapemirim,
Origin of cachinnate
Examples from the Web for cachinnation
Then right under me commenced a vehement rasping and scratching in the floor, accompanied by continuous groans and cachinnation.The Devil's Elixir|E. T. A. Hoffmann
And there it swung to and fro, moved by the violence of its cachinnation.Vikram and the Vampire|Richard F. Burton
Then, look at the baby, when it has turned into a little boy or girl, and come up in some degree to the cachinnation.
Why, one might as well talk of a laughing death's-head,—the cachinnation of a monk's memento mori.The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)|John Greenleaf Whittier
The former was accompanied by a running fire of cachinnation from the delighted audience.Ellen Terry and Her Sisters|T. Edgar Pemberton
Word Origin for cachinnate
"loud laughter," 1620s, from Latin cachinnationem (nominative cachinnatio) "violent laughter, excessive laughter," noun of action from past participle stem of cachinnare "to laugh immoderately or loudly," of imitative origin. Cf. Sanskrit kakhati "laughs," Greek kakhazein "to laugh loudly," Old High German kachazzen, English cackle, Armenian xaxanc'.
"to laugh loudly or immoderately," 1824, from Latin cachinnatum, past participle of cachinnare (see cachinnation). Related: Cachinnated; cachinnating.