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Related to risibly: uproariously
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.
1. having a tendency to laugh
2. causing laughter; ridiculous
[C16: from Late Latin rīsibilis, from Latin rīdēre to laugh]
ris•i•ble(ˈrɪz ə bəl)
1. causing or capable of causing laughter; laughable; ludicrous.
2. having the ability, disposition, or readiness to laugh.
3. pertaining to or connected with laughing.
[1550–60; < Late Latin rīsibilis that can laugh < Latin rīs(us), past participle of rīdēre to laugh]
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|Adj.||1.||risible - arousing or provoking laughter; "an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls"; "an amusing fellow"; "a comic hat"; "a comical look of surprise"; "funny stories that made everybody laugh"; "a very funny writer"; "it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much"; "a mirthful experience"; "risible courtroom antics"|