[syn: lightsomeness, lightness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Lightsome \Light"some\ (l[imac]t"s[u^]m), a.
1. Having light; lighted; not dark or gloomy; bright.
White walls make rooms more lightsome than black.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the cheerful feeling you have when nothing is troubling you
[syn: carefreeness, insouciance, lightheartedness,
2: the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and
nimble [syn: agility, legerity, lightness,
3: the trait of being lighthearted and frivolous [syn: