Cachinnate

  • 1 cachinnate — (v.) to laugh loudly or immoderately, 1824, from L. cachinatum, pp. of cachinnare (see CACHINNATION (Cf. cachinnation)) …

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  • 2 cachinnate — [kak′ə nāt΄] vi. cachinnated, cachinnating [< L cachinnatus, pp. of cachinnare: ult. of echoic orig.] to laugh loudly or too much cachinnation n …

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  • 3 cachinnate — verb /ˈkækɪneɪt/ To laugh loudly, immoderately, or too often. The villain began to cachinnate and twirl his moustache. Syn: guffaw …

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  • 4 cachinnate — intransitive verb ( nated; nating) Etymology: Latin cachinnatus, past participle of cachinnare, of imitative origin Date: 1824 to laugh loudly or immoderately • cachinnation noun …

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  • 5 cachinnate — cachinnation, n. cachinnator, n. cachinnatory /kak euh neuh tawr ee, tohr ee, keuh kin euh /, adj. /kak euh nayt /, v.i., cachinnated, cachinnating. to laugh loudly or immoderately. [1815 25; < L cachinnatus (ptp. of cachinnare to laugh aloud,… …

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  • 6 cachinnate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To express amusement, mirth, or scorn by smiling and emitting loud, inarticulate sounds: cackle, guffaw, laugh. Informal: heehaw. Idioms: die laughing, laugh one s head off, roll in the aisles, split one s sides. See… …

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  • 7 cachinnate — v. laugh loudly, laugh wildly …

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  • 8 cachinnate — [ kakɪneɪt] verb literary laugh loudly. Derivatives cachinnation noun Origin C19 (earlier (C17) as cachinnation): from L. cachinnat , cachinnare laugh loudly …

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  • 9 cachinnate — cach·in·nate …

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  • 10 cachinnate — cach•in•nate [[t]ˈkæk əˌneɪt[/t]] v. i. nat•ed, nat•ing to laugh loudly or immoderately • Etymology: 1815–25; < L cachinnātus, ptp. of cachinnāre to laugh loudly cach in•na′tion, n. cach′in•na tor, n …

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  • 11 cachinnate — /ˈkækəneɪt/ (say kakuhnayt) verb (i) (cachinnated, cachinnating) to laugh loudly or immoderately. {Latin cachinnātus, past participle} –cachinnation /kækəˈneɪʃən/ (say kakuh nayshuhn), noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 12 cachinnate —   v.i. laugh harshly and loudly.    ♦ cachinnation,    ♦ cachinato, n.    ♦ cachinatory, a …

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  • 13 cachinnate — v.intr. literary laugh loudly. Derivatives: cachinnation n. cachinnatory adj. Etymology: L cachinnare cachinnat …

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  • 14 laugh — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. guffaw, snicker, giggle, titter, chuckle. See rejoicing. laugh at II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. chuckle, giggle, titter, snicker, snigger, guffaw, chortle, cackle, fit of laughter, peal of laughter,… …

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  • 15 cachinnation — noun see cachinnate …

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  • 16 cachinnation — See cachinnate. * * * …

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  • 17 laugh — /laf, lahf/, v.i. 1. to express mirth, pleasure, derision, or nervousness with an audible, vocal expulsion of air from the lungs that can range from a loud burst of sound to a series of quiet chuckles and is usually accompanied by characteristic… …

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  • 18 cachinnator — noun One who laughs loudly and immoderately. Syn: hypergelast Ant: agelast See Also: cachinnate, cachinnation …

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  • 19 break up — Synonyms and related words: ablate, accommodate, adapt, adjust, alter, ameliorate, amuse, analyze, anatomize, assay, atomize, be in stitches, beguile, better, bite the dust, break, break down, break into pieces, break open, break to pieces, burst …

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  • 20 burst out — Synonyms and related words: be in stitches, belch, blow open, blow out, blurt, blurt out, break out, break up, burst forth, burst into laughter, burst out laughing, burst with laughter, bust a gut, cachinnate, cackle, chortle, chuckle, crow,… …

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