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lightish1

[lahy-tish]
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adjective
  1. rather light in color.

Origin of lightish1

First recorded in 1650–60; light1 + -ish1

lightish2

[lahy-tish]
adjective
  1. rather light in weight.

Origin of lightish2

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Examples from the Web for lightish

Historical Examples

  • Her hair is lightish, and her face as comely as a live doll's.

    Great Ghost Stories

    Various

  • Hair may either be very fuzzy or black, or lightish and thin.

    Modern Essays

    John Macy

  • Two or three lightish love-lyrics, whether impersonal or inspired by passing adventures of his own, are among the number.

    Life of John Keats

    Sidney Colvin

  • By that time we had grown accustomed to the darkness, and I thought I could see in the shadow of a tree a lightish figure.

  • His complexion is something between pale and clear; and his hair, which is tolerably ample, partakes of a lightish hue.