Definitions for riantˈraɪ ənt, ˈri-; Fr. ryɑ̃
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ri•antˈraɪ ənt, ˈri-; Fr. ryɑ̃(adj.)
laughing; smiling; cheerful.
Origin of riant:
1560–70; < F, prp. of rire to laugh 蠐 L rīdēre; see -ant
showing or feeling mirth or pleasure or happiness
When said of a person or a person's manner: mirthful, cheerful, smiling, light-hearted.
When said of place, landscape or view: having a pleasant appearance, looking bright or cheerful.
laughing; laughable; exciting gayety; gay; merry; delightful to the view, as a landscape