light´some|ness

light´some|ness
light|some1 «LYT suhm», adjective.
1. nimble; lively; quick: »

lightsome feet.

2. Figurative. happy; gay; cheerful: »

a lightsome heart.

3. Figurative. frivolous; flighty.
[< light2 + -some1]
light´some|ly, adverb.
light´some|ness, noun.
light|some2 «LYT suhm», adjective.
1. radiant with light; light-giving; luminous.
[< light1 + -some1]
light´some|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • de|light´some|ness — de|light|some «dih LYT suhm», adjective. = delightful. (Cf. ↑delightful) –de|light´some|ly, adverb. –de|light´some|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • light´some|ly — light|some1 «LYT suhm», adjective. 1. nimble; lively; quick: »lightsome feet. 2. Figurative. happy; gay; cheerful: »a lightsome heart. 3 …   Useful english dictionary

  • light|some — light|some1 «LYT suhm», adjective. 1. nimble; lively; quick: »lightsome feet. 2. Figurative. happy; gay; cheerful: »a lightsome heart. 3 …   Useful english dictionary

  • de|light´some|ly — de|light|some «dih LYT suhm», adjective. = delightful. (Cf. ↑delightful) –de|light´some|ly, adverb. –de|light´some|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • de|light|some — «dih LYT suhm», adjective. = delightful. (Cf. ↑delightful) –de|light´some|ly, adverb. –de|light´some|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • glad´some|ness — glad|some «GLAD suhm», adjective. 1. glad; joyful; cheerful: »like gladsome buds in May (Wordsworth). 2. causing gladness; pleasant; delightful: »the gladsome light of Jurisprudence (Sir Edward Coke) …   Useful english dictionary

  • grue´some|ness — grue|some «GROO suhm», adjective. 1. causing fear or horror; horrible; frightful; revolting: »The dim, mysterious half light of the cellar falling in a gruesome way upon the misshapen bulk of a Chinese deity (Bret Harte). SYNONYM(S): grisly. 2.… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • some — four·some; hand·some; lee·some; lep·to·some; light·some; li·po·some; lis·some; lone·some; meso·some; mono·some; schis·to·some; some; some·body; some·thing; some·time; some·times; some·what; three·some; awe·some·ly; awe·some·ness; blithe·some·ly;… …   English syllables

  • light — aeo·light; an·ti·twi·light; de·light·er; de·light·ful; de·light·ful·ly; de·light·ful·ness; de·light·ing; de·light·less; de·light·some; en·light·en; en·light·en·er; en·light·en·ment; in·ter·light; jack·light·er; light; light·en·er; light·er·age;… …   English syllables

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