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[lahy-tish] /ˈlaɪ tɪʃ/
rather light in color.
Origin of lightish1
First recorded in 1650-60; light1 + -ish1


[lahy-tish] /ˈlaɪ tɪʃ/
rather light in weight.
light2 + -ish1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Her hair is lightish, and her face as comely as a live doll's.

  • 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.

  • Mr. Aslett was dressed in a lightish brown coat, his hair being full powdered.

  • Fruit large, skin yellowish, shaded land striped with crimson, and sprinkled with lightish dots.

    Soil Culture J. H. Walden
  • Just at the corners of his mouth his beard had begun to whiten a little, his lightish hair had turned darker.

    A Little Girl in Old San Francisco

    Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • The seeds are of an irregular, but somewhat triangular form, nearly one and a half inch long, of a lightish brown colour.

    Woodland Gleanings Charles Tilt
  • The thorax is adorned with four lightish yellow spots, and its hind part, as well as its antenn and wings, are of the same colour.

    The Insect World Louis Figuier

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