blithesome

[blahyth-suh m, blahyth-]

adjective

lighthearted; merry; cheerful: a blithesome nature.

Nearby words

  1. blit,
  2. blite,
  3. blithe,
  4. blither,
  5. blithering,
  6. blithesomely,
  7. blitt,
  8. blitz,
  9. blitz can,
  10. blitzed

Origin of blithesome

First recorded in 1715–25; blithe + -some1

Related formsblithe·some·ly, adverbblithe·some·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for blithesome

blithesome

adjective

literary cheery; merry
Derived Formsblithesomely, adverbblithesomeness, noun

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Word Origin and History for blithesome

blithesome

adj.

1724, from blithe + -some (1). An adjective from an adjective. Related: Blithesomely; blithesomeness.

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