Ri`ant" (?), a. [F. riant, p. pr. of rire to laugh, L. ridere.]

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.


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