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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kak-uh-neyt]
    • /ˈkæk əˌneɪt/
    • /kˌatʃɪnˈeɪʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kak-uh-neyt]
    • /ˈkæk əˌneɪt/

Definitions of cachinnation word

  • noun cachinnation raucous laughter 3
  • noun cachinnation inappropriate laughter, sometimes found in schizophrenia 3
  • verb without object cachinnation to laugh loudly or immoderately. 1
  • noun cachinnation Convulsive, loud laughter. 1

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Origin of cachinnation

First appearance:

before 1815
One of the 39% newest English words
1815-25; < Latin cachinnātus (past participle of cachinnāre to laugh aloud, laugh immoderately), equivalent to cachinn- laugh aloud + -ātus -ate1

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Parts of speech for Cachinnation


cachinnation popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for cachinnation

noun cachinnation

  • roar — a loud, deep cry or howl, as of an animal or a person: the roar of a lion.
  • hilarity — cheerfulness; merriment; mirthfulness.
  • laughter — the action or sound of laughing.
  • cackle — If someone cackles, they laugh in a loud unpleasant way, often at something bad that happens to someone else.
  • guffaw — a loud, unrestrained burst of laughter.

adjective cachinnation

  • giggler — to laugh in a silly, often high-pitched way, especially with short, repeated gasps and titters, as from juvenile or ill-concealed amusement or nervous embarrassment.
  • crackup — a cracking up
  • chortle — To chortle means to laugh in a way that shows you are very pleased.
  • crower — to utter the characteristic cry of a rooster.
  • gurgling — to flow in a broken, irregular, noisy current: The water gurgled from the bottle.

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