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heartsome

[ hahrt-suhm ]

adjective

, Chiefly Scot.
  1. giving cheer, spirit, or courage:

    a heartsome wine.

  2. cheerful; spirited:

    heartsome lads and lasses.



heartsome

/ ˈhɑːtsəm /

adjective

  1. cheering or encouraging

    heartsome news

  2. gay; cheerful


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Derived Forms

  • ˈheartsomeness, noun
  • ˈheartsomely, adverb
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Other Words From

  • heartsome·ly adverb
  • heartsome·ness noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of heartsome1

First recorded in 1560–70; heart + -some 1
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Example Sentences

"You have a heartsome voice," said the singing master, coming closer to Sally, and speaking in his own rich bass.

A heartsome voice; how would it please you to come to the singing-school and help lead some of the more timorous ones?

For if thou wast of the great, thou wouldst no more than wave thy hand and say, 'A good riddance and a heartsome change!'

Her heartsome cheery voice penetrated deeper into the poor old soul than anything had done in a long while.

A rainbow is a heartsome thing, for it reminds us of a promise made long ago, and faithfully kept.

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