risible

[ɹ_ˈɪ_z_ə_b_əl], [ɹˈɪzəbə͡l], [ɹˈɪzəbə‍l]

Definitions of risible:

  1.   Risibillity. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Having the faculty of laughing; capable of exhibiting laughter; laughable. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   Capable of exciting laughter: laughable: amusing. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4.   RISIBLY. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5.   Having the faculty or power of laughing; capable of exciting laughter; prone to laugh. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6.   Having the faculty or power of laughing; inclined to laugh; causing laughter; used in laughter; as, risible muscles. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7.   Pertaining to, or exciting, laughter. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Usage examples for risible:

  1. “ O, my rib risible – Ulysses by James Joyce
  2. It was, somehow, both an awe- inspiring and a slightly risible sight. ” – Brain Twister by Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer
  3. Europe was in transports of laughter at a country proclaiming human liberty, while clinging to all the traditions of slavery, and her risible faculties were really excusable in face of such a paradox. ” – Abraham Lincoln's Religion by Madison Clinton Peters
  4. Tim came in promptly with his risible symphony. ” – The Red Acorn by John McElroy
  5. He was indeed the soul of mirth, good- humour, and kindly feelings towards others; he even felt kindly towards the first- lieutenant, who persecuted him for his risible propensities. ” – The Pirate by Frederick Marryat
  6. “ Annette declined to laugh at the most risible caricatures of Tinman. ” – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  7. “ I was once present when a brother missionary attempted to sing in the midst of a wild heathen tribe of natives who had no music in their composition, and the effect on the risible faculties of the audience was such that the tears actually ran down their cheeks. ” – Hunting the Lions by R.M. Ballantyne
  8. At one time the fulness of an almost bursting heart was ready to pour forth in bitter denunciation- then the miserable absurdity of the thing, rushing into my mind, would excite my risible propensities. ” – A Visit To The United States In 1841 by Joseph Sturge
  9. Nay, it is a well known fact, which I can testify from my own experience, that on a clear still summer evening you may hear from the battery of New York the obstreperous peals of broad- mouthed laughter of the Dutch negroes at Communipaw, who, like most other negroes, are famous for their risible powers. ” – Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete by Washington Irving
  10. “ " Oh, Sam 'll explain all about his bizness," replied Tom, laughing again, the ridiculous nature of the whole thing appealing strongly to his risible faculties. ” – The Island Treasure by John Conroy Hutcheson

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