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

adj moving easily and quickly; nimble

“a lightsome buoyant step”
light, tripping
(of movement) having a light and springy step

adj carefree and happy and lighthearted

“trilling songs with a lightsome heart”
blithe, blithesome, light-hearted, lighthearted
being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits

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