from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to laughter or used in eliciting laughter.
- adj. Eliciting laughter; ludicrous.
- adj. Capable of laughing or inclined to laugh.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to laughter
- adj. Provoking laughter; ludicrous; ridiculous; humorously insignificant
- adj. Easily laughing; prone to laughter
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the faculty or power of laughing; disposed to laugh.
- adj. Exciting laughter; worthy to be laughed at; amusing.
- adj. Used in, or expressing, laughter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the faculty or power of laughing.
- Laughable; capable of exciting laughter; ridiculous.
- Of or pertaining to laughter; exerted to produce laughter: as, the risible faculty.
- Same as risibilities. See risibility, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. arousing or provoking laughter
Late Latin rīsibilis, from Latin rīsus, past participle of rīdēre, to laugh.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French risible. from Late Latin rīsibilis, rīsus ("laughter") + -ibilis, from the perfect passive participle of rīdeō ("laugh"). (Wiktionary)