[ blahyth-suhm, blahyth- ]
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  1. lighthearted; merry; cheerful: a blithesome nature.

Origin of blithesome

First recorded in 1715–25; blithe + -some1

Other words from blithesome

  • blithe·some·ly, adverb
  • blithe·some·ness, noun

Words Nearby blithesome Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use blithesome in a sentence

  • It is not long since the old and the young were to be seen together in the blithesome dance and the merry play.

  • There is little that is blithesome and cheerful, but much that is melancholy.

    The Bible in Spain | George Borrow
  • He had instant opportunity for an exhibition of all his blithesome qualities.

    The Cassowary | Stanley Waterloo
  • Happy and blithesome, the Farmers were, at heart, earnestly devoted to purposes held sacred.

    My Friends at Brook Farm | John Van Der Zee Sears
  • Down Piccadilly ran the roar of the night traffic, wending a blithesome way to places of pleasure.

British Dictionary definitions for blithesome


/ (ˈblaɪðsəm) /

  1. literary cheery; merry

Derived forms of blithesome

  • blithesomely, adverb
  • blithesomeness, noun

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