lightsome

1
[lahyt-suh m]
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adjective
  1. light, especially in form, appearance, or movement; airy; buoyant; agile; nimble; graceful.
  2. cheerful; lighthearted.
  3. frivolous; changeable.

Origin of lightsome

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

Origin of lightsome

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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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lightsome

1
adjective archaic, or poetic
  1. lighthearted
  2. airy or buoyant
  3. not serious; frivolous
Derived Formslightsomely, adverblightsomeness, noun

lightsome

2
adjective archaic, or poetic
  1. producing or reflecting light
  2. full of or flooded with light
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