riant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French riant.

Adjective[edit]

riant (comparative more riant, superlative most riant)

  1. When said of a person or a person's manner: mirthful, cheerful, smiling, light-hearted.
  2. When said of place, landscape or view: having a pleasant appearance, looking bright or cheerful.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French riant, from Middle French riant, from Old French riant.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /riˈɑnt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ri‧ant
  • Rhymes: -ɑnt

Adjective[edit]

riant (comparative rianter, superlative riantst)

  1. (chiefly of buildings, valuable possessions and money) lavish, splendid, spacious, luxurious
  2. (sports) decisive, overwhelming, convincing
  3. (archaic) cheerful, riant

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of riant
uninflected riant
inflected riante
comparative rianter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial riant rianter het riantst
het riantste
indefinite m./f. sing. riante riantere riantste
n. sing. riant rianter riantste
plural riante riantere riantste
definite riante riantere riantste
partitive riants rianters

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

riant

  1. present participle of rire
  2. (preceded by en) gerund of rire

Adjective[edit]

riant (feminine singular riante, masculine plural riants, feminine plural riantes)

  1. laughing (in the process of laughing)

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Old French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

riant

  1. present participle of rire

Adjective[edit]

riant m (oblique and nominative feminine singular riant)

  1. laughing
  2. (by extension) joyous; happy

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Welsh[edit]

Noun[edit]

riant

  1. Soft mutation of rhiant.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
rhiant riant unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.