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Monday, January 6

Risible

[RIZ-ə-bəl]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, 16th century

1.

Causing laughter

2.

Pertaining to laughter

Examples of Risible in a sentence

"I was in a grumpy mood, but the risible new Netflix cartoon show turned it around."

"He was laughing for so long that the risible muscles in his cheeks started to ache. "

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About Risible

Risible is a funny word. It’s an adjective used to describe anything related to laughing. It could be something funny that causes laughter; it could be a person who is prone to laughing; it could describe something related to laughter. It’s all fun and games.

Did you Know?

The word risible comes from the Latin word “risus,” which is a conjugation of the verb “ridēre,” which means to laugh. But it’s often used to describe something laughable or ridiculous, not necessarily funny ha-ha.

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