risibility

risibility
Synonyms and related words:
Homeric laughter, belly laugh, boff, boffola, burst of laughter, cachinnation, cackle, chortle, chuckle, convulsion, crow, fit of laughter, funny bone, gales of laughter, giggle, guffaw, ha-ha, hearty laugh, hee-haw, hee-hee, hilarity, ho-ho, horselaugh, laugh, laughing, laughter, outburst of laughter, peal of laughter, roar of laughter, sense of humor, shout, shout of laughter, shriek, snicker, snigger, snort, tee-hee, titter, yuck, yuk-yuk

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  • Risibility — Ris i*bil i*ty, n. [CF. F. risibilit[ e].] The quality of being risible; as, risibility is peculiar to the human species. [1913 Webster] A strong and obvious disposition to risibility. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • risibility — [riz΄ə bil′ə tē] n. pl. risibilities 1. the quality or state of being risible; ability or inclination to laugh ☆ 2. [usually pl.] a sense of the ridiculous or amusing; appreciation of what is laughable …   English World dictionary

  • risibility — risible ► ADJECTIVE ▪ such as to provoke laughter. DERIVATIVES risibility noun risibly adverb. ORIGIN Latin risibilis, from ridere to laugh …   English terms dictionary

  • risibility — noun (plural ties) Date: 1620 1. laughter 2. the ability or inclination to laugh often used in plural < our risibilities support us as we skim over the surface of a deep issue J. A. Pike > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • risibility — /riz euh bil i tee/, n., pl. risibilities. 1. Often, risibilities. the ability or disposition to laugh; humorous awareness of the ridiculous and absurd. 2. laughter. [1610 20; < LL risibilitas. See RISIBLE, ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • risibility — noun The property of being risible …   Wiktionary

  • risibility — ris·i·bil·i·ty || ‚rɪzÉ™ bɪlÉ™tɪ n. tendency to laugh; quality of causing laughter …   English contemporary dictionary

  • risibility — ris·i·bil·i·ty …   English syllables

  • risibility — ris•i•bil•i•ty [[t]ˌrɪz əˈbɪl ɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. ties 1) Often, risibilities. the ability or disposition to laugh; humorous awareness 2) laughter …   From formal English to slang

  • risibility — /rɪzəˈbɪləti/ (say rizuh biluhtee) noun (plural risibilities) 1. ability or disposition to laugh. 2. → laughter. {Late Latin rīsibilitas} …  

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