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Cachinnate

Pronunciation: [ kak-uh-neyt ]


Origin: Early 19th century; Latin

Etymology: from Latin cachinnat- ‘laughed loudly’, from the verb cachinnare, of imitative origin


Definition:

1. (verb) to laugh loudly or immoderately

Synonym(s): cackle, guffaw, roar

Antonym(s): cry, utterance

Example: When the woman suddenly began to cachinnate in the middle of the wedding ceremony, everyone gave her looks of disapproval.

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