risible |ˈrizəbəl|adjectivesuch as to provoke laughter a risible scene of lovemaking in a tent.• rare (of a person) having the faculty or power of laughing; inclined to laugh.DERIVATIVESrisibility |ˌrizəˈbilətē| nounrisibly |-blē| adverbORIGIN mid 16th cent. (in the sense [inclined to laughter] ): from late Latin risibilis, from Latin ris- ‘laughed,’ from the verb ridere.