risibility

[ riz-uh-bil-i-tee ]
/ ˌrɪz əˈbɪl ɪ ti /

noun, plural ris·i·bil·i·ties.

Often risibilities. the ability or disposition to laugh; humorous awareness of the ridiculous and absurd.

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How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
Question 1 of 10
In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of risibility

From the Late Latin word rīsibilitās, dating back to 1610–20. See risible, -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for risibility

risibility
/ (ˌrɪzɪˈbɪlɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

a tendency to laugh
hilarity; laughter
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