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Friday, September 03, 2010

Definitions for cachinnate

  1. to laugh loudly or immoderately.

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Citations for cachinnate
I observe my fellow baskers complain, snap, cachinnate, straighten out government policy. Tibor Fischer, The Thought Gang, 1994
He didn't screech, he didn't cachinnate, he didn't lash out, but in the numb core of him something gave way and he was forced to acknowledge that it was true, that this was the world he'd always known, but now it was dominated by the loathsome animals. Will Self, "Return to the Planet of the Humans," Dr Mukti and Other Tales of Woe, 2004
Origin of cachinnate
Cachinnate comes from the Latin word cachinnāre meaning "to laugh aloud."