English

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Etymology

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From French riant.

Adjective

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riant (comparative more riant, superlative most riant)

  1. Mirthful, cheerful, smiling, light-hearted.
  2. Of a place, landscape or view: having a pleasant appearance, looking bright or cheerful.

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Dutch

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Etymology

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

Pronunciation

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

Adjective

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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

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Declension 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

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Pronunciation

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Participle

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riant

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

Adjective

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

  1. laughing (in the process of laughing)

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Further reading

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Anagrams

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Old French

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Pronunciation

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Verb

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riant

  1. present participle of rire

Adjective

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riant m (oblique and nominative feminine singular riant)

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

Declension

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Welsh

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Noun

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riant

  1. Soft mutation of rhiant.

Mutation

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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.