noun, plural ric·tus, ric·tus·es.
Origin of rictus
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Historical Examples of rictus
Then his mouth twisted in a rictus of dreadful mirth, so wrung was he with pain, yet so overcome by what he had seen.The Terms of Surrender
The lovely lips twisted into a rictus sneer, frightening on that smooth young face, until she got them under control.The Tunnel Under The World
Nor can the rictus caninus or the tortura oris have been other than spasms or oontractures of the face.Tics and Their Treatment
His gold tooth, gleaming in the light, made his rictus of passion more venomous, more malevolent still.The Air Trust
George Allan England
Rictus, rik′tus, n. the gape of the bill: the throat of the calyx.