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Rident

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Rident Laughing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • rident Smiling broadly; grinning.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. ridens, p. pr. of ridere, to laugh

Usage

In literature:

It may be graphic, mimetic or merely rident.
"The Devil's Dictionary" by Ambrose Bierce
Hetty was radiant and rident.
"The Virginians" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Ye laugh, Illi rident, They laugh.
"The Comic Latin Grammar" by Percival Leigh
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In news:

Act I Count Almaviva comes in disguise to the house of Dr Bartolo to serenade Rosina ("Ecco ridente").
Pictured (from left) are Alyssa Colicchio, Liam Lidlow, Victoria Torres, John Delaney and Nicholas Ridente.
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