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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Lightsome

LIGHTSOME, adjective li'tesome.

1. Luminous; not dark; not obscure.

White walls make rooms more lightsome than black. [Little used.]

The lightsome realms of love.

[In the latter passage, the word is elegant.]

2. Gay; airy; cheering; exhilarating.

That lightsome affection of joy.