adjective (1)
light·​some | \ ˈlīt-səm How to pronounce lightsome (audio) \

Definition of lightsome

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : free from care : lighthearted


adjective (2)

Definition of lightsome (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : well lighted : bright
2 : giving light

Other Words from lightsome

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lightsomely adverb
lightsomeness noun

First Known Use of lightsome

Adjective (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Lightsome.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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