Risible Definition

rĭzə-bəl
adjective
Of or connected with laughter.
Webster's New World
Able or inclined to laugh.
Webster's New World
Causing laughter; laughable; funny; amusing.
Webster's New World
The definition of risible is a person or thing with the ability to laugh, is related to laughing or is funny.
An example of risible is a monkey capable of laughing.
An example of risible is the comedy of Tina Fey.
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Of or pertaining to laughter.

The risible muscles.
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Origin of Risible

  • From French risible. from Late Latin rÄ«sibilis, rÄ«sus (“laughter") + -ibilis, from the perfect passive participle of rÄ«deō (“laugh").

    From Wiktionary

  • Late Latin rīsibilis from Latin rīsus past participle of rīdēre to laugh

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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