Light"some (?), a.

1.

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

White walls make rooms more lightsome than black. Bacon.

2.

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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