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Meaning of LIGHTSOME

Pronunciation:  'lItsum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  carefree and happy and lighthearted; "was loved for her blithe spirit"; "a merry blithesome nature"; "her lighthearted nature"; "trilling songs with a lightsome heart"
  2. [adj]  moving easily and quickly; nimble; "the dancer was light and graceful"; "a lightsome buoyant step"; "walked with a light tripping step"

LIGHTSOME is a 9 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: blithe, blithesome, cheerful, light, light-footed, lighthearted, tripping



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

         White walls make rooms more lightsome than black.

2. Gay; airy; cheering; exhilarating.

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

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

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: airy, blithe, breezy, buoyant, carefree, cheery, chirk, chirpy, chirrupy, clear, cloudless, corky, debonair, diaphanous, free and easy, insouciant, jaunty, light, lighthearted, lightish, lucent, lucid, luculent, pellucid, perky, relucent, resilient, serene, sunny, translucent, translucid, transparent, unclouded, unobscured