- light, especially in form, appearance, or movement; airy; buoyant; agile; nimble; graceful.
- cheerful; lighthearted.
- frivolous; changeable.
Origin of lightsome1
- emitting or reflecting light; luminous.
- well-lighted; illuminated; bright.
Origin of lightsome2
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Examples from the Web for lightsome
Then his own deeper one, out of its lightsome darkness: "A rainbow, child!"The Scapegoat
You won't find life so lightsome when his eagle eye discovers you.Miss Pat at School
She has the invincible gift of youth, of lightsome, winsome, 344buoyant youth.The Dew of Their Youth
S. R. Crockett
Indeed, there was too lightsome a tone of flippancy all through the paper.A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
It is their preservative instinct which teaches them to be flighty, lightsome, and false.Beyond Good and Evil
- airy or buoyant
- not serious; frivolous
- producing or reflecting light
- full of or flooded with light
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