Lightsome Light"some (l[imac]t"s[u^]m), a. 1. Having light; lighted; not dark or gloomy; bright. [1913 Webster]

White walls make rooms more lightsome than black. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. Gay; airy; cheering; exhilarating. [1913 Webster]

That lightsome affection of joy. --Hooker. -- {Light"some*ly}, adv. -- {Light"some*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

Happiness may walk soberly in dark attire, as well as dance lightsomely in a gala dress. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • lightsome — I. adjective Date: 14th century 1. free from care ; lighthearted 2. airy, nimble • lightsomely adverb • lightsomeness noun II. adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • lightsome — adj. agile, quick; airy; cheerful; frivolous; providing light; full of light …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lightsome — adjective chiefly literary 1》 carefree. 2》 gracefully nimble. Derivatives lightsomely adverb lightsomeness noun …   English new terms dictionary

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  • lightsome — I adj 1. airy, immaterial, incorporeal, bodiless, light, weightless, vaporous, vapory; visionary, phantasmal, chimeral, ethereal, otherworldly, dreamlike; feathery, fluffy, gossamery, gossamer, light as a feather; Ariel like; buoyant, resilient,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • lightsome — light·some …   English syllables

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