Definitions for riantˈraɪ ənt, ˈri-; Fr. ryɑ̃

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ri•antˈraɪ ənt, ˈri-; Fr. ryɑ̃(adj.)

  1. laughing; smiling; cheerful.

Origin of riant:

1560–70; < F, prp. of rire to laugh 蠐 L rīdēre; see -ant


Princeton's WordNet

  1. laughing(a), riant(adj)

    showing or feeling mirth or pleasure or happiness

    "laughing children"


  1. riant(Adjective)

    When said of a person or a person's manner: mirthful, cheerful, smiling, light-hearted.

  2. riant(Adjective)

    When said of place, landscape or view: having a pleasant appearance, looking bright or cheerful.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Riant(adj)

    laughing; laughable; exciting gayety; gay; merry; delightful to the view, as a landscape


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