adverb see riant

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • riantly — adverb In a riant manner …   Wiktionary

  • riantly — ri·ant·ly …   English syllables

  • riantly — adverb see riant …   Useful english dictionary

  • riant — riantly, adv. /ruy euhnt, ree /; Fr. /rddyahonn/, adj. laughing; smiling; cheerful; gay. [1560 70; < F, prp. of rire to laugh L ridere; see ANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • riant — adjective Etymology: Middle French, present participle of rire to laugh, from Latin ridēre Date: 1567 gay, mirthful • riantly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • riant — /ˈraɪənt/ (say ruyuhnt) adjective laughing; smiling; cheerful. {French, present participle of rire, from Latin rīdēre laugh} –riantly, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

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