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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.

cachinnate

(ˈkækɪˌneɪt)
vb
(intr) to laugh loudly
[C19: from Latin cacchināre, probably of imitative origin]
ˌcachinˈnatory adj

cach•in•nate

(ˈkæk əˌneɪt)

v.i. -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
to laugh loudly or immoderately.
[1815–25; < Latin cachinnātus, past participle of cachinnāre to laugh loudly]
cach`in•na′tion, n.
cach′in•na`tor, n.

cachinnate


Past participle: cachinnated
Gerund: cachinnating

Imperative
cachinnate
cachinnate
Present
I cachinnate
you cachinnate
he/she/it cachinnates
we cachinnate
you cachinnate
they cachinnate
Preterite
I cachinnated
you cachinnated
he/she/it cachinnated
we cachinnated
you cachinnated
they cachinnated
Present Continuous
I am cachinnating
you are cachinnating
he/she/it is cachinnating
we are cachinnating
you are cachinnating
they are cachinnating
Present Perfect
I have cachinnated
you have cachinnated
he/she/it has cachinnated
we have cachinnated
you have cachinnated
they have cachinnated
Past Continuous
I was cachinnating
you were cachinnating
he/she/it was cachinnating
we were cachinnating
you were cachinnating
they were cachinnating
Past Perfect
I had cachinnated
you had cachinnated
he/she/it had cachinnated
we had cachinnated
you had cachinnated
they had cachinnated
Future
I will cachinnate
you will cachinnate
he/she/it will cachinnate
we will cachinnate
you will cachinnate
they will cachinnate
Future Perfect
I will have cachinnated
you will have cachinnated
he/she/it will have cachinnated
we will have cachinnated
you will have cachinnated
they will have cachinnated
Future Continuous
I will be cachinnating
you will be cachinnating
he/she/it will be cachinnating
we will be cachinnating
you will be cachinnating
they will be cachinnating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cachinnating
you have been cachinnating
he/she/it has been cachinnating
we have been cachinnating
you have been cachinnating
they have been cachinnating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cachinnating
you will have been cachinnating
he/she/it will have been cachinnating
we will have been cachinnating
you will have been cachinnating
they will have been cachinnating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cachinnating
you had been cachinnating
he/she/it had been cachinnating
we had been cachinnating
you had been cachinnating
they had been cachinnating
Conditional
I would cachinnate
you would cachinnate
he/she/it would cachinnate
we would cachinnate
you would cachinnate
they would cachinnate
Past Conditional
I would have cachinnated
you would have cachinnated
he/she/it would have cachinnated
we would have cachinnated
you would have cachinnated
they would have cachinnated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.cachinnate - laugh loudly and in an unrestrained way
express joy, express mirth, laugh - produce laughter

cachinnate

verb
To express amusement, mirth, or scorn by smiling and emitting loud, inarticulate sounds:
Informal: heehaw.
Idioms: die laughing, laugh one's head off, roll in the aisles, split one's sides.
References in classic literature ?
And at black midnight, from the lonely cross-roads where he turned from town into his own place, came his plaguey cachinnations to rouse me from my sleep and make me writhe and clench my nails into my palms.