Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wednesday Word: Risible

risible |ˈrizəbəladjectivesuch as to provoke laughter: a risible sceneof lovemaking in a tent.• rare (of a person) having the faculty or power of laughing; inclined to laugh.DERIVATIVESrisibility |ˌrizəˈbilətēnoun.risibly |-blēadverbORIGIN mid 16th cent. (in the senseinclined to laughter): from late Latinrisibilis, from Latin ris- laughed,from the verb ridere .
What a perfect word, yet I've never used it. This shall change.


  1. Hmm, I think context has failed me badly when I've encountered this word in my reading! D'oh.