1. [syn: laughing(a), riant]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Riant \Ri`ant"\, a. [F. riant, p. pr. of rire to laugh, L.
Laughing; laughable; exciting gayety; gay; merry; delightful
to the view, as a landscape.
In such cases the sublimity must be drawn from the
other sources, with a strict caution, howewer, against
anything light and riant. --Burke.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: showing or feeling mirth or pleasure or happiness;
"laughing children" [syn: laughing(a), riant]