Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, 16th century
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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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.