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Cachinnation   Listen
noun
Cachinnation  n.  Loud or immoderate laughter; often a symptom of hysterical or maniacal affections. "Hideous grimaces... attended this unusual cachinnation."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Cachinnation" Quotes from Famous Books



... sounds suddenly ceased, or rather were they drowned out by sounds louder and of a very different intonation. It was a chorus of cries, in which barking, grunting, growling, coughing, cachinnation and the squalling of children seemed all to have a share. There were evidently more than one individual contributing to this strange fracas of the forest; and the noises continued to come ...
— The Castaways • Captain Mayne Reid

... till the hallucination became habituation and his mental aberration get the better of his determination toward analyzation of the sound upon the roof. Of the pat, pat, patter and the clat, clat, clatter of small claws upon the roof! Then with loud cachinnation—Next!" ...
— Dorothy's House Party • Evelyn Raymond

... the protagonist was chained by the leg to a pillar during the chief part of the performance. He was a wild man, of a salvage appearance, and the difficulty of not laughing at him was only to be got over by reflecting upon the probable consequences of such cachinnation. ...
— Life of Lord Byron, Vol. III - With His Letters and Journals • Thomas Moore



Words linked to "Cachinnation" :   cachinnate, laughter, laugh



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