Complete Definition of "rictus"

English

Etymology
From L. #Latin|rictus, participle of ringor "open the mouth wide"

Noun
en-noun|rictus|es

  1. A bird's gaping mouth
  2. Any open-mouthed expression

#: his face was a rictus of sheer delight

Quotations
2001 â w:Eoin Colfer|Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl, p 56
:It squinted at her through the hated light, its brow a rictus of pain and fear.

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