If you're lightsome, you're graceful and agile in your movements. A lightsome dancer moves nimbly and effortlessly across the stage.

You can be physically lightsome, skipping lightly across the sand on the beach, or lightsome in your very nature, cheerful and carefree. A lighthearted, happy-go-lucky child who's dancing and skipping around is the perfect illustration of the adjective lightsome. It's rarely used these days, mainly considered literary — so you're most likely to read it in an old book.

Definitions of lightsome
  1. adjective
    moving easily and quickly; nimble
    “a lightsome buoyant step”
    synonyms: light, tripping
    (of movement) having a light and springy step
  2. adjective
    carefree and happy and lighthearted
    “trilling songs with a lightsome heart”
    synonyms: blithe, blithesome, light-hearted, lighthearted
    being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits
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