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light–footed

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adjective light–foot·ed \-ˌfu̇-təd\

Simple Definition of light–footed

  • : able to move in a quick and graceful way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of light–footed

  1. 1 :  having a light and springy step

  2. 2 :  moving gracefully and nimbly <light–footed prose>

15th Century

First Known Use of light–footed

15th century

Variants of light–footed

also light–foot play \-ˌfu̇t\

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