Definition of "risibility" [ris•i•bil•i•ty]

  • (noun) The ability or tendency to laugh.
  • (noun) A sense of the ludicrous or amusing. Often used in the plural.
  • (noun) Laughter; hilarity.

Use "risibility" in a sentence

  • "The gazers at Drilling soldiers discard risibility from the corners of their mouths, and every one led by hand-Bills or by hearing, are acting according to their pride, or their fear, or their interest."
  • "˜rational mortal animal™ is thought to be the real definition of ˜human being™, regardless of other associated features (even necessary features such as risibility) or fortuitous images (as any mental image of a human will be of someone with determinate features)."
  • "He is keenly alive to the risks—and occasional risibility—of American-style consumerism."

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