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Meaning of RIANT

Pronunciation:  'rIunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  showing or feeling mirth or pleasure or happiness; "laughing children"
 

RIANT is a 5 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: happy, laughing(a)
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ri`ant"\, a. [F. riant, p. pr. of rire to laugh, L.
ridere.]
Laughing; laughable; exciting gayety; gay; merry; delightful
to the view, as a landscape.

      In such cases the sublimity must be drawn from the
      other sources, with a strict caution, howewer, against
      anything light and riant.                --Burke.

 

 

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