August 17, 2011

Word of the Day: Risible

Risible \RIZ-uh-buhl\ adjective

1. Capable of laughing; disposed to laugh.
2. Exciting or provoking laughter; worthy of laughter; laughable; amusing.
3. Relating to, connected with, or used in laughter; as, "risible muscles."

Origin: Risible comes from Late Latin  risibilis, from the past participle of Latin ridere, "to laugh, to laugh at." The noun is risibility.

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