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 rīdēre
(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.