American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To laugh hard, loudly, or convulsively; guffaw.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To indulge in loud, continued laughter; to laugh immoderately.
- v. intransitive To laugh loudly, immoderately, or too often.
- v. laugh loudly and in an unrestrained way
- From Latin cacchinō ("laugh aloud"), an onomatopoeia. (Wiktionary)
- Latin cachinnāre, cachinnāt-, of imitative origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I think I shall have a mighty awesome night tonight .... and may even tell u all about it tomorrow ... (hmm perhaps not ALL) * cachinnate* relinquished - curiosity”
“They reach at once and directly the instinctive sense of the ludicrous, and over them youth and age cachinnate together.”
“But, heigho! some fly or other is the indispensable adjunct of every pot of ointment, and while I was still jumping for joy at having passed the steep barrier of such a Rubicon, there came a letter from Miss JESSIMINA which constrained me to cachinnate upon the wrong side of nose!”
“Every time you take a full breath, or when you cachinnate well, the diaphragm descends and gives the stomach an extra squeeze and shakes it.”
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