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3 definitions found
 for lightsome
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lightsome \Light"some\ (l[imac]t"s[u^]m), a.
     1. Having light; lighted; not dark or gloomy; bright.
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              White walls make rooms more lightsome than black.
                                                    --Bacon.
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     2. Gay; airy; cheering; exhilarating.
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              That lightsome affection of joy.      --Hooker.
        -- Light"some*ly, adv. -- Light"some*ness, n.
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              Happiness may walk soberly in dark attire, as well
              as dance lightsomely in a gala dress. --Hawthorne.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  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, lightsome,
             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, lightsome,
         light-hearted]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  34 Moby Thesaurus words for "lightsome":
     airy, blithe, breezy, buoyant, carefree, cheery, chirk, chirpy,
     chirrupy, clear, cloudless, corky, debonair, diaphanous,
     free and easy, insouciant, jaunty, light, lighthearted, lightish,
     lucent, lucid, luculent, pellucid, perky, relucent, resilient,
     serene, sunny, translucent, translucid, transparent, unclouded,
     unobscured
  
  

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