Definition Of lightsome

adjective

gracefully nimble.

lightsome, high-flying dancers

merry and carefree.

In those long lightsome Irish summer evenings when the sun doesn't sink until after ten o'clock, the family would linger onboard at the mooring.

Example Of lightsome

  • A symphony of Beethoven is like a tree, with the sturdiness of trunk instantly with and explained by the lightsomeness and changingness of branch, twig, leaf.

  • Addressing vast audiences, the former slave ‘touches chords in the inner chambers thereof which vibrate music now sweet, now sad, now lightsome , now solemn, now startling, now grand, now majestic, now sublime’.

  • And the smaller arches above, how delicate and lightsomely graceful!

  • Each of the three characters, plus an eccentric psychiatrist, is precisely located - and lightsomely elsewhere.

  • I have known a Man thoughtful, melancholy, and raving for divers days, who forthwith grew wonderfully easy, lightsome and cheerful, upon a Discharge of the peccant Humour, in exceeding purulent Metre.


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