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- (intransitive) To laugh loudly, immoderately, or too often.
- Synonym: guffaw
- The villain began to cachinnate and twirl his moustache.
- 1928, H. P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu:
- There is a sense of spectral whirling through liquid gulfs of infinity, of dizzying rides through reeling universes on a comet’s tail, and of hysterical plunges from the pit to the moon and from the moon back again to the pit, all livened by a cachinnating chorus of the distorted, hilarious elder gods and the green, bat-winged mocking imps of Tartarus.