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1. Relating to laughter or used in eliciting laughter.
2. Eliciting laughter; ludicrous.
3. Capable of laughing or inclined to laugh.

[Late Latin rīsibilis, from Latin rīsus, past participle of rīdēre, to laugh.]

ris′i·bil′i·ty (-bĭl′ĭ-tē) n.
ris′i·bly adv.


n, pl -ties
1. a tendency to laugh
2. hilarity; laughter


(ˌrɪz əˈbɪl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. Often, risibilities. the ability or disposition to laugh; humorous awareness.
2. laughter.


1. the ability or disposition to laugh.
2. a humorous awareness of the ridiculous and absurd.
3. laughter.
See also: Laughter
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.risibility - a disposition to laugh
good nature - a cheerful, obliging disposition


[ˌrɪzɪˈbɪlɪtɪ] Nrisibilidad f


n (liter: = disposition) → Lachlust f
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