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lightsome


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lightsome  \Light"some\  (l[imac]t"s[u^]m),  a. 
  1.  Having  light;  lighted;  not  dark  or  gloomy;  bright. 
 
  White  walls  make  rooms  more  lightsome  than  black. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  Gay;  airy;  cheering;  exhilarating. 
 
  That  lightsome  affection  of  joy.  --Hooker. 
  --  {Light"some*ly},  adv  --  {Light"some*ness},  n. 
 
  Happiness  may  walk  soberly  in  dark  attire,  as  well 
  as  dance  lightsomely  in  a  gala  dress.  --Hawthorne. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lightsome 
  adj  1:  moving  easily  and  quickly;  nimble;  "the  dancer  was  light  and 
  graceful";  "a  lightsome  buoyant  step";  "walked  with  a 
  light  tripping  step"  [syn:  {light},  {tripping}] 
  2:  carefree  and  happy  and  lighthearted;  "was  loved  for  her 
  blithe  spirit";  "a  merry  blithesome  nature";  "her 
  lighthearted  nature";  "trilling  songs  with  a  lightsome 
  heart"  [syn:  {blithe},  {blithesome},  {lighthearted}] 




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