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Friday, September 03, 2010

cachinnate

\KAK-uh-neyt\ , verb;
1.
To laugh loudly or immoderately.
Quotes:
His long nose, thick lips and crafty, bulging eyes seemed tense with the urge to cachinnate.
-- Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Ronald Hingley, The Steppe and Other Stories
I observe my fellow baskers snap, cachinnate, straighten out government policy. That's the wonder of abroad.
-- Tibor Fischer, The Thought Gang
Origin:
Cachinnate evolves into the English cackle , but derives from the Sanskrit kakhati, "laughs."
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