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lightsome1

[lahyt-suh m] /ˈlaɪt səm/
adjective
1.
light, especially in form, appearance, or movement; airy; buoyant; agile; nimble; graceful.
2.
cheerful; lighthearted.
3.
frivolous; changeable.
Origin of lightsome1
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English lyghtesum (cognate with Middle High German līhtsam). See light2, -some1
Related forms
lightsomely, adverb
lightsomeness, noun

lightsome2

[lahyt-suh m] /ˈlaɪt səm/
adjective
1.
emitting or reflecting light; luminous.
2.
well-lighted; illuminated; bright.
Origin
First recorded in 1400-50, lightsome is from the late Middle English word lyghtesum. See light1, -some1
Related forms
lightsomely, adverb
lightsomeness, noun
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lightsome1

/ˈlaɪtsəm/
adjective (archaic or poetic)
1.
lighthearted
2.
airy or buoyant
3.
not serious; frivolous
Derived Forms
lightsomely, adverb
lightsomeness, noun

lightsome2

/ˈlaɪtsəm/
adjective (archaic or poetic)
1.
producing or reflecting light
2.
full of or flooded with light
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