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Word of the day: Lightsome

Lightsome

[LIHYT-səm]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Middle English, early 15th century

1.Merry and carefree.

2.Gracefully nimble.

Examples of lightsome in a sentence

"Maryann had a lightsome spirit that drew people to her."

"The dancers in this production are lightsome in their movements."

About Lightsome

This literary adjective pairs the uplifting and cheery definition of “light” with the suffix “-some,” meaning “very like” or “same as.”

In addition to the carefree and nimble usages, “lightsome” can also describe something that is well lit and bright. As an example: “The test kitchen was lightsome in order to provide a space for sharp, professional pictures of the food.”

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