See cachinnation.

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  • cachinnator — noun One who laughs loudly and immoderately. Syn: hypergelast Ant: agelast See Also: cachinnate, cachinnation …   Wiktionary

  • cachinnator — …   Useful english dictionary

  • cachinnate — cachinnation, n. cachinnator, n. cachinnatory /kak euh neuh tawr ee, tohr ee, keuh kin euh /, adj. /kak euh nayt /, v.i., cachinnated, cachinnating. to laugh loudly or immoderately. [1815 25; < L cachinnatus (ptp. of cachinnare to laugh aloud,… …   Universalium

  • cachinnation — noun Convulsive, loud laughter. After midnight their shrill notes burst into a kind of pandemoniac cachinnation which filled all the countryside, and not until dawn did they finally quiet down. See Also: cachinnator …   Wiktionary

  • agelast — noun one who never laughs; a mirthless person Ant: cachinnator, hypergelast …   Wiktionary

  • hypergelast — noun someone who laughs excessively. America had become a laughing nation, a country of frivolists and hypergelasts, a culture dangerously out of control. Henry Jenkins; What Made Pistachio Nuts?; Columbia University Press; 1992. Syn: cachinnator …   Wiktionary

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