What a funny word, ‘cachinnate’!

cachinnate \ KAK-uh-neyt \ , verb;

1. To laugh loudly or immoderately.

His long nose, thick lips and crafty, bulging eyesseemed tense with the urge to cachinnate.
– Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Ronald Hingley, TheSteppe and Other Stories

I observe my fellow baskers snap, cachinnate, straighten out government policy. That’s the wonderof abroad.
— Tibor Fischer, The Thought Gang

Cachinnate evolves into the English cackle, but derives from the Sanskrit kakhati, “laughs.”

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