risibility

noun ris·i·bil·i·ty \ ˌri-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē \

Definition of risibility

plural risibilities
1 : laughter
2 : the ability or inclination to laugh often used in plural
  • our risibilities support us as we skim over the surface of a deep issue
  • —J. A. Pike

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1620


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