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Lightsome

[LIHYT-səm]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Middle English, 14th century

1.

Merry and carefree.

2.

Gracefully nimble.

Examples of Lightsome in a sentence

"Maryann had a lightsome spirit that drew people to her."

"All the dancers in the American Ballet Theatre company are lightsome in their movements."

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About Lightsome

This literary adjective pairs the uplifting and cheery definition of “light” with the suffix “-some,” meaning “very like” or “same as.”

Did you Know?

“Lightsome” can also mean something that is well-lit and bright. As an example: “The test kitchen was lightsome in order to create a fruitful learning environment and produce sharp, professional pictures of the food.”

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