cachinnation

[ kak-uh-neyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF cachinnation

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Chip's nervous system did not demand the relief of cachinnation.

And there it swung to and fro, moved by the violence of its cachinnation.

Then, look at the baby, when it has turned into a little boy or girl, and come up in some degree to the cachinnation.

Why, one might as well talk of a laughing death's-head,—the cachinnation of a monk's memento mori.

Never did a General and his Chief-of-Staff, in a more unseemly state of cachinnation, ride along a picket-line.

The former was accompanied by a running fire of cachinnation from the delighted audience.

Then right under me commenced a vehement rasping and scratching in the floor, accompanied by continuous groans and cachinnation.

She is possessed with a laughing demon, and has been in a constant state of cachinnation the whole trip.

Then, look at the baby when it has turned into a little boy or girl, and come up in some degree to the cachinnation.

WORD ORIGIN

"loud laughter," 1620s, from Latin cachinnationem (nominative cachinnatio) "violent laughter, excessive laughter," noun of action from past participle stem of cachinnare "to laugh immoderately or loudly," of imitative origin. Cf. Sanskrit kakhati "laughs," Greek kakhazein "to laugh loudly," Old High German kachazzen, English cackle, Armenian xaxanc'.

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