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Meaning of RISIBLE

Pronunciation:  'rizubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  arousing or provoking laughter; "an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls"; "an amusing fellow"; "a comic hat"; "a comical look of surprise"; "funny stories that made everybody laugh"; "a very funny writer"; "it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much"; "a mirthful experience"; "risible courtroom antics"
 

RISIBLE is a 7 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: amusing, comic, comical, funny, humorous, humourous, laughable, mirthful
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ris"i*ble\, a. [F., fr. L. risibilis, fr. ridere,
risum, to laugh. Cf. {Ridiculous}.]
1. Having the faculty or power of laughing; disposed to
   laugh.

         Laughing is our busines, . . . it has been made the
         definition of man that he is risible. --Dr. H. More.

2. Exciting laughter; worthy to be laughed at; amusing.
   ``Risible absurdities.'' --Johnson.

         I hope you find nothing risible in my complaisance.
                                               --Sir W.
                                               Scott.

3. Used in, or expressing, laughter; as, risible muscles.

Note: Risible is sometimes used as a noun, in the plural, for
      the feeling of amusement and for the muscles and other
      organs used in laughing, collectively; as, unable to
      control one's risibles.

Syn: Ludicrous; laughable; amusing; ridiculous -- {Risible},
     {Ludicrous}, {Ridiculous}.

Usage: Risible differs from ludicrous as species from genus;
       ludicrous expressing that which is playful and
       sportive; risible, that which may excite laughter.
       Risible differs from ridiculous, as the latter implies
       something contemptuous, and risible does not.

 

 

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