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.
adj 1: moving easily and quickly; nimble; "the dancer was light and
graceful"; "a lightsome buoyant step"; "walked with a
light tripping step" [syn: light, tripping]
2: carefree and happy and lighthearted; "was loved for her
blithe spirit"; "a merry blithesome nature"; "her
lighthearted nature"; "trilling songs with a lightsome
heart" [syn: blithe, blithesome, lighthearted]