Word of the Day: Cachinnate

Today’s word of the day is cachinnate. The word cachinnate is a verb. It literally means to laugh loudly. It’s basically refers to the act of laughing, snorting, or physically putting all energy into laughter. Maybe if someone tells you taradiddle or malarkey, it’s so funny it makes you cachinnate.

Related: Word of the Day: Taradiddle

Related: Word of the Day: Malarkey

Use it in a sentence!


Sometimes, I remember a very funny joke and I cachinnate.





But where did it come from?


The word cachinnate is Latin in origin from the early 19th century. It comes from the Latin word cahinnat, which means “laughed loudly”, and from the Latin verb cahinnare, of imitative origin.


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