Monday, July 07, 2008

Word Love

CACHINNATE

verb

To express amusement, mirth, or scorn by smiling and emitting loud, inarticulate sounds: cackle, guffaw, laugh. Informal heehaw.

This word makes me think of my mom.

5 comments:

Impatient Explorer said...

It is genetic. I have heard some snorts, guffaws, and heeeeeeee haws from you my dear.

Trip Down Memory Lane: I have been told when I when I laugh I sound like a beagle stuck in a tree.

Granted I have never had that opportunity to hear that sound but I will just have to take my friend's word for it.

Enemy of the Republic said...

Reminds me of a guy I work with. Did you ever see the Disney movie Pinnochio? I think of this guy when one of Pinnochio's friends turns into a donkey. It fits.

Sandy said...

Thanks for the word.

the walking man said...

The word, Cachinnate, alone makes me glad I am silently amused by all i see.

Use it in a sentence...hmmmm

When the opposition speaks, I can't help but become cachinnate.

noisysmile said...

mom: you know now that I think about it I can definitely understand the beagle thing : )

eotr: I have never seen that movie.

sandy: you're welcome.

twm: nice sentence.