cachinnation


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Related to cachinnation: cachinnating, cachinnator

cach·in·nate

 (kăk′ə-nāt′)
intr.v. cach·in·nat·ed, cach·in·nat·ing, cach·in·nates
To laugh hard, loudly, or convulsively; guffaw.

[Latin cachinnāre, cachinnāt-, of imitative origin.]

cach′in·na′tion n.
cach′in·na′tor n.

cachinnation

(ˌkækɪˈneɪʃən)
n
1. raucous laughter
2. (Psychiatry) psychiatry inappropriate laughter, sometimes found in schizophrenia

cachinnation

raucous laughter; loud whinnying.
See also: Laughter
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cachinnation - loud convulsive laughter
laugh, laughter - the sound of laughing

cachinnation

noun
An act of laughing:
Informal: heehaw.
References in classic literature ?
Smooth-it-away laugh outright, in the midst of which cachinnation a smoke-wreath issued from his mouth and nostrils, while a twinkle of lurid flame darted out of either eye, proving indubitably that his heart was all of a red blaze.
LATH: A peculiar contortion of the human countenance, voluntary, or involuntary, superinduced by a concatenation of external circumstances, seen or heard, of a ridiculous, ludicrous, jocose, mirthful, funny, facetious or fanciful nature and accompanied by a cackle, chuckle, chortle, cachinnation, giggle, gurgle, guffaw or roar.
And he would run off, shedding tears of unhappy laughter (and desnotting his nose in the process), his torso shaken by a combination of cachinnation and despair, his hands over his ears so as to be sure he couldn't hear anything else, and therefore had gotten in the last word.