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Apr 24, 2013
This week's theme
Onomatopoeic words

This week's words
bombilate
fanfaron
cachinnate
fillip
brouhaha

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cachinnate

PRONUNCIATION:
(KAK-i-nayt)

MEANING:
verb intr.: To laugh very loudly or immoderately.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin cachinnare (to guffaw), of imitative origin. Earliest documented use: 1824.

USAGE:
"'Butler' is so deliciously zany and funny, we cachinnated until our sides hurt."
Christopher Muther; It's Oh So Quiet; Boston Globe (Massachusetts); Mar 20, 2004.

See more usage examples of cachinnate in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
No man should judge unless he asks himself in absolute honesty whether in a similar situation he might not have done the same. -Viktor Frankl, author, neurologist, and psychiatrist (1905-1997)

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