riant

play
adjective ri·ant \ˈrī-ənt, ˈrē-; rē-ˈäⁿ\

Definition of riant

riantly

play \ˈrī-ənt-lē, ˈrē-\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of riant

Medieval French, present participle of rire to laugh, from Latin ridēre


First Known Use: 1567

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