Win"some (?), a. [Compar. Winsomer (?); superl. Winsomest.] [AS. wynsum, fr. wynn joy; akin to OS. wunnia, OHG. wunna, wunni, G. wonne, Goth. wunan to rejoice (in unwunands sad), AS. wunian to dwell. . See Win, v. t., Wont, a.]
Cheerful; merry; gay; light-hearted.
Misled by ill example, and a winsome nature.
Causing joy or pleasure; gladsome; pleasant.
Still plotting how their hungry ear
That winsome voice again might hear.
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