laughing; smiling; merry; cheerful
Origin of riantFr, present participle of rire ; from Classical Latin ridere, to laugh: see ridicule
Origin of riantFrench, present participle of rire, to laugh, from Old French, from Latin r&imacron;d&emacron;re.
(comparative more riant, superlative most riant)
- When said of a person or a person's manner: mirthful, cheerful, smiling, light-hearted.
- When said of place, landscape or view: having a pleasant appearance, looking bright or cheerful.