• IPA: /ˈɹɪzɪbəl/, /ˈɹaɪzɪbəl/


  1. Of or pertaining to laughter
    the risible muscles
    • 1912, Arthur Quiller-Couch, Hocken and Hunken, ch. 20:
      A joke merely affected her with silent convulsive twitchings, as though the risible faculties struggled somewhere within her but could not bring the laugh to birth.
  2. Provoking laughter; ludicrous; ridiculous; humorously insignificant
    • 1822, [Walter Scott], chapter XI, in Peveril of the Peak. [...] In Four Volumes, volume III, Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co.; London: Hurst, Robinson, and Co., OCLC 2392685 ↗, page 277 ↗:
      " […] I hope you find nothing risible in my complaisance?" replied his companion, something jealously.
  3. (of a person) Easily laughing; prone to laughter
    • 1897, Thomas Hardy, The Well-Beloved. ch. 8:
      She was half risible, half concerned.
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  • German: lachlustig

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