cachinnate

cachinnate

[kak-uh-neyt]
verb (used without object), cachinnated, cachinnating.
to laugh loudly or immoderately.

Origin:
1815–25; < Latin cachinnātus (past participle of cachinnāre to laugh aloud, laugh immoderately), equivalent to cachinn- laugh aloud + -ātus -ate1

cachinnation, noun
cachinnator, noun
cachinnatory [kak-uh-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, kuh-kin-uh-] , adjective
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cachinnate (ˈkækɪˌneɪt)
 
vb
(intr) to laugh loudly
 
[C19: from Latin cacchināre, probably of imitative origin]
 
cachin'natory
 
adj

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cachinnate
"to laugh loudly or immoderately," 1824, from L. cachinatum, pp. of cachinnare (see cachinnation).
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