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riant

[rahy-uh nt, ree-; French ryahn] /ˈraɪ ənt, ˈri-; French ryɑ̃/
adjective
1.
laughing; smiling; cheerful.
Origin of riant
1560-1570
1560-70; < French, present participle of rire to laugh ≪ Latin rīdēre; see -ant
Related forms
riantly, adverb
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riant

/ˈraɪənt/
adjective
1.
(rare) laughing; smiling; cheerful
Derived Forms
riantly, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from French, from rire to laugh, from Latin rīdēre
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