Definition of Risus

1. a grin or laugh [n -ES]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Risus

risques
rissaldar
rissaldars
rissoid
rissoids
rissole
rissoles
ristocetin
ristorante
ristorantes
ristra
ristras
ristretto
ristrettos
risus (current term)
risus caninus
risus sardonicus
risuses
rit
rit.
ritanserin
ritard
ritardando
ritardandos
ritards
rite
riteless
ritenuto

Literary usage of Risus

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1. A New Dictionary of Quotations from the Greek, Latin, and Modern Languages (1869)
"See " Ridentem dicer e" &c., and " risus rerum saepe," &c. Rien de plus eloquent que 1'argent comptant. Fr. prov.— "Naught is more eloquent than ready money ..."

2. Homœopathic Therapeutics by Samuel Lilienthal (1890)
"... irregular action of heart and pulse, followed by unconsciousness and falling with a distressing cry or risus sardonicus and slight foaming at the mouth; ..."

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