lighthearted

[ lahyt-hahr-tid ]
/ ˈlaɪtˈhɑr tɪd /

adjective

carefree; cheerful; merry: a lighthearted laugh.

Nearby words

  1. lightface,
  2. lightfast,
  3. lightfoot,
  4. lightheaded,
  5. lightheadedly,
  6. lightheartedly,
  7. lighthouse,
  8. lighthouse clock,
  9. lighthouse coffeepot,
  10. lighthouse point

Origin of lighthearted

1375–1425; late Middle English ligt-herted; see light2, heart, -ed3

Related formslight·heart·ed·ly, adverblight·heart·ed·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for light-hearted

light-hearted

adjective

cheerful or carefree in mood or disposition
Derived Formslight-heartedly, adverblight-heartedness, noun

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Word Origin and History for light-hearted

light-hearted

adj.

also lighthearted, "cheerful," c.1400, from light (adj.1) + hearted. Related: Light-heartedly; light-heartedness.

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