lightsomeness

lightsome

1 [lahyt-suhm]
adjective
1.
light, especially in form, appearance, or movement; airy; buoyant; agile; nimble; graceful.
2.
cheerful; gay; lighthearted.
3.
frivolous; changeable.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English lyghtesum (cognate with Middle High German līhtsam). See light2, -some1

lightsomely, adverb
lightsomeness, noun
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lightsome

2 [lahyt-suhm]
adjective
1.
emitting or reflecting light; luminous.
2.
well-lighted; illuminated; bright.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English lyghtesum. See light1, -some1

lightsomely, adverb
lightsomeness, noun
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lightsome1 (ˈlaɪtsəm)
 
adj
1.  lighthearted
2.  airy or buoyant
3.  not serious; frivolous
 
'lightsomely1
 
adv
 
'lightsomeness1
 
n

lightsome2 (ˈlaɪtsəm)
 
adj
1.  producing or reflecting light
2.  full of or flooded with light

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