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risibility

[riz-uh-bil-i-tee] /ˌrɪz əˈbɪl ɪ ti/
noun, plural risibilities.
1.
Often, risibilities. the ability or disposition to laugh; humorous awareness of the ridiculous and absurd.
2.
Origin of risibility
1610-1620
From the Late Latin word rīsibilitās, dating back to 1610-20. See risible, -ity
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risibility

/ˌrɪzɪˈbɪlɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
a tendency to laugh
2.
hilarity; laughter
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