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lightish1

[lahy-tish] /ˈlaɪ tɪʃ/
adjective
1.
rather light in color.
Origin of lightish1
1650-1660
1650-60; light1 + -ish1

lightish2

[lahy-tish] /ˈlaɪ tɪʃ/
adjective
1.
rather light in weight.
Origin
light2 + -ish1
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  • The master was an Indian of lightish hue, his long, lank hair already turning grey with age, and perhaps with care.

    Manco, the Peruvian Chief W.H.G. Kingston
  • Her hair is lightish, and her face as comely as a live doll's.

  • He was a small, active-looking man, of a lightish rusty-red colour.

    Manco, the Peruvian Chief W.H.G. Kingston
  • Two or three lightish love-lyrics, whether impersonal or inspired by passing adventures of his own, are among the number.

    Life of John Keats Sidney Colvin
  • Charles was about my own age, rather like his sister, only that his eyes were blue, and his hair a lightish brown.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • By that time we had grown accustomed to the darkness, and I thought I could see in the shadow of a tree a lightish figure.

  • Fruit large, skin yellowish, shaded land striped with crimson, and sprinkled with lightish dots.

    Soil Culture J. H. Walden
  • The seeds are of an irregular, but somewhat triangular form, nearly one and a half inch long, of a lightish brown colour.

    Woodland Gleanings Charles Tilt
  • The thorax is adorned with four lightish yellow spots, and its hind part, as well as its antenn and wings, are of the same colour.

    The Insect World Louis Figuier
  • They are of a pale ground color, all being uniformly speckled over with minute dots of lightish brown.

    The Wild Turkey and Its Hunting Edward A. McIlhenny

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