riant

adjective
ri·​ant | \ ˈrī-ənt How to pronounce riant (audio) , ˈrē-; rē-ˈäⁿ \

Definition of riant

literary
: cheerful, mirthful … the character of the grounds in which the Abbey stood; which were riant and secluded, umbrageous, and full of the sound of falling waters.— John Stuart Mill

Other Words from riant

riantly \ ˈrī-​ənt-​lē How to pronounce riant (audio) , ˈrē-​ \ adverb

First Known Use of riant

1567, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for riant

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

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“Riant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riant. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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