Light"some (?), a.


Having light; lighted; not dark or gloomy; bright.

White walls make rooms more lightsome than black. Bacon.


Gay; airy; cheering; exhilarating.

That lightsome affection of joy. Hooker.

-- Light"some*ly, adv. -- Light"some*ness, n.

Happiness may walk soberly in dark attire, as well as dance lightsomely in a gala dress. Hawthorne.


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