cachinnation


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Synonyms for cachinnation

an act of laughing

Words related to cachinnation

loud convulsive laughter

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See the final item in this section (page 208) for a lovely typo from the family Cervidae that will surely result in cachinnation.
In fact it was one general smile varied by guffaws, grins, and every known form of cachinnation.
And he would run off, shedding tears of unhappy laughter (and desnotting his nose in the process), his torso shaken by a combination of cachinnation and despair, his hands over his ears so as to be sure he couldn't hear anything else, and therefore had gotten in the last word.
LATH: A peculiar contortion of the human countenance, voluntary, or involuntary, superinduced by a concatenation of external circumstances, seen or heard, of a ridiculous, ludicrous, jocose, mirthful, funny, facetious or fanciful nature and accompanied by a cackle, chuckle, chortle, cachinnation, giggle, gurgle, guffaw or roar.
It used to send the poor queen into fits of cachinnation.