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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RI'ANT, a. Laughing; exciting laughter. [Not anglicized.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: showing or feeling mirth or pleasure or happiness; "laughing children" [syn: laughing, riant]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Middle French, present participle of rire to laugh, from Latin rid?re Date: 1567 gay, mirthful riantly adverb

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Riant 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.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. [Fr.] Laughing, gay, smiling.



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