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make light of

Definition of make light of

  1. :  to treat (something, such as a problem) in a joking way :  to not be serious about (something important) <I don't mean to make light of this very serious issue.> <He made light of his recent losses—but you could tell he was worried about them.>



Word by Word Definitions

makeplay
  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. :  the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

    :  brand

    :  the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

lightplay
  1. :  something that makes vision possible

    :  the sensation aroused by stimulation of the visual receptors

    :  electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength that travels in a vacuum with a speed of about 186,281 miles (300,000 kilometers) per second

  1. :  having light :  bright

    :  not dark, intense, or swarthy in color or coloring :  pale

    :  medium in saturation and high in lightness

  1. :  to become light :  brighten

    :  to take fire

    :  to set fire to

  1. :  having little weight :  not heavy

    :  designed to carry a comparatively small load

    :  having relatively little weight in proportion to bulk

  1. :  lightly

    :  with little baggage

  1. :  dismount

    :  settle, alight

    :  to arrive by chance :  happen


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