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cachinnation


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cachinnation  \Cach`in*na"tion\  (k[a^]k`[i^]n*n[=a]"sh[u^]n),  n. 
  [L.  cachinnatio,  fr  cachinnare  to  laugh  aloud,  cf  Gr 
  kacha`zein.] 
  Loud  or  immoderate  laughter;  --  often  a  symptom  of  hysterical 
  or  maniacal  affections. 
 
  Hideous  grimaces  .  .  .  attended  this  unusual 
  cachinnation.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 




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