noun, plural ric·tus, ric·tus·es.
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Origin of rictus
OTHER WORDS FROM rictusrictal, adjectivesub·ric·tal, adjective
Words nearby rictus
Example sentences from the Web for rictus
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|Frederik Pohl
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|Louis Tracy
Vargus grinned suddenly, a momentary rictus that came and went, utterly horrible.The Air Pirate|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Rictus ampli, ad mandibul superioris basin vibrissis rigidis armati.Zoological Illustrations, Volume II|William Swainson
He lay back on the pillows again, with a smile that was twisted into a rictus of agony as a twinge wrung the injured limb.The House 'Round the Corner|Gordon Holmes