lightsomely
adverb see lightsome I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Lightsomely — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lightsomely — adverb 1. moving with quick light steps she walked lightsomely down the long staircase • Syn: ↑trippingly • Derived from adjective: ↑tripping (for: ↑trippingly), ↑lightsome 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • lightsomely — See lightsome1,2. * * * …   Universalium

  • lightsomely — adverb In a lightsome manner …   Wiktionary

  • lightsomely — light·some·ly …   English syllables

  • trippingly — adverb moving with quick light steps she walked lightsomely down the long staircase • Syn: ↑lightsomely • Derived from adjective: ↑tripping, ↑lightsome (for: ↑lightsomely) …   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

  • light-heartedly — adverb in a light hearted manner he light heartedly overlooks some of the basic facts of life • Syn: ↑lightsomely • Derived from adjective: ↑lightsome (for: ↑lightsomely) …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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