Definition of lightsome in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlītsəm/


chiefly literary
1Merry and carefree.
Example sentences
  • In those long lightsome Irish summer evenings when the sun doesn't sink until after ten o'clock, the family would linger onboard at the mooring.
  • Addressing vast audiences, the former slave ‘touches chords in the inner chambers thereof which vibrate music now sweet, now sad, now lightsome, now solemn, now startling, now grand, now majestic, now sublime’.
  • I have known a Man thoughtful, melancholy, and raving for divers days, who forthwith grew wonderfully easy, lightsome and cheerful, upon a Discharge of the peccant Humour, in exceeding purulent Metre.
2Gracefully nimble: lightsome, high-flying dancers
More example sentences
  • Then you take a little jump, and what follows immediately is lightsome and pattering.



Example sentences
  • Each of the three characters, plus an eccentric psychiatrist, is precisely located - and lightsomely elsewhere.
  • Start your day lightsomely and get some positive energy in our Bulle Lobby Bar.
  • And the smaller arches above, how delicate and lightsomely graceful!


Example sentences
  • The opposites of seriousness or heaviness and lightsomeness are in his clothing and the very objects he holds.
  • Why does the lightsomeness and variety of a more airy landscape suggest to us the idea of gaiety and social mirth?
  • One thing about him is his constant lightsomeness of spirit and tone.

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Syllabification: light·some

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