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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Definitions for blithesome

  1. lighthearted; merry; cheerful: a blithesome nature.

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Citations for blithesome
Fleming, if we are restored to our throne, shall we not have one blithesome day at a blithesome bridal, of which we must now name neither the bride nor the bridegroom? Sir Walter Scott, The Monastery, 1820
Why had she never noticed before how blithesome the world was, how jocund with love; the birds sang it, the trees whispered it to her as she passed, the very flowers beneath her feet strewed the way as for a bridal march. Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner, The Gilded Age, 1873
Origin of blithesome
Blithesome entered English in the early 1700s from the Gothic term bleiths meaning "kind, merciful."