Lightsome

Light"some

(lt"sm), a. 1. Having light; lighted; not dark or gloomy; bright.
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White walls make rooms more lightsome than black.
Bacon.
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2. Gay; airy; cheering; exhilarating.
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That lightsome affection of joy.
Hooker.

-- Light"some*ly, adv. -- Light"some*ness, n.
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Happiness may walk soberly in dark attire, as well as dance lightsomely in a gala dress.
Hawthorne.
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