lightsome

1
[lahyt-suh m]

adjective

light, especially in form, appearance, or movement; airy; buoyant; agile; nimble; graceful.
cheerful; lighthearted.
frivolous; changeable.

Nearby words

  1. lightproof,
  2. lights,
  3. lights out,
  4. lightsaber,
  5. lightship,
  6. lightsomely,
  7. lighttight,
  8. lightweight,
  9. lightwood,
  10. lign-

Origin of lightsome

1
1350–1400; Middle English lyghtesum (cognate with Middle High German līhtsam). See light2, -some1

Related formslight·some·ly, adverblight·some·ness, noun

lightsome

2
[lahyt-suh m]

adjective

emitting or reflecting light; luminous.
well-lighted; illuminated; bright.

Origin of lightsome

2
First recorded in 1400–50, lightsome is from the late Middle English word lyghtesum. See light1, -some1

Related formslight·some·ly, adverblight·some·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for lightsome

lightsome

1

adjective archaic, or poetic

lighthearted
airy or buoyant
not serious; frivolous
Derived Formslightsomely, adverblightsomeness, noun

adjective archaic, or poetic

producing or reflecting light
full of or flooded with light
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