Lightsomeness
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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  • lightsomeness — noun see lightsome I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lightsomeness — See lightsomely. * * * …   Universalium

  • lightsomeness — noun The quality of being lightsome …   Wiktionary

  • lightsomeness — light·some·ness …   English syllables

  • lightsomeness — noun 1. the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble • Syn: ↑agility, ↑legerity, ↑lightness, ↑nimbleness • Derivationally related forms: ↑nimble (for: ↑nimbleness), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lightness — noun 1. the property of being comparatively small in weight the lightness of balsa wood • Syn: ↑weightlessness • Ant: ↑heaviness • Derivationally related forms: ↑weightless (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lightsome — lightsome1 lightsomely, adv. lightsomeness, n. /luyt seuhm/, adj. 1. light, esp. in form, appearance, or movement; airy; buoyant; agile; nimble; graceful. 2. cheerful; gay; lighthearted. 3. frivolous; changeable. [1350 1400; ME lyghtesum (c. MHG… …   Universalium

  • lightsome — I. /ˈlaɪtsəm/ (say luytsuhm) adjective 1. light, especially in form, appearance, or movement; airy; buoyant; agile; nimble. 2. cheerful. 3. frivolous. {light2 + some1} –lightsomely, adverb –lightsomeness, noun II. /ˈlaɪtsəm/ ( …   Australian English dictionary

  • agility — noun the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble • Syn: ↑legerity, ↑lightness, ↑lightsomeness, ↑nimbleness • Derivationally related forms: ↑nimble (for: ↑nimbleness), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • carefreeness — noun 1. the cheerful feeling you have when nothing is troubling you • Syn: ↑insouciance, ↑lightheartedness, ↑lightsomeness • Derivationally related forms: ↑lightsome (for: ↑lightsomeness), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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