adjective amusing and entertaining.
↘cheerful or carefree.
light-heartedly adverb
light-heartedness noun

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  • light-hearted — also lighthearted, cheerful, c.1400, from LIGHT (Cf. light) (adj.1) + HEARTED (Cf. hearted). Related: Light heartedly; light heartedness …   Etymology dictionary

  • light-hearted — light heart|ed [ˌlaıt ˈha:tıd US a:r ] adj 1.) not intended to be serious ▪ a light hearted comedy 2.) cheerful and not worried about anything ▪ I found her in a light hearted mood. >light heartedly adv >light heartedness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Light-hearted — Light heart ed (l[imac]t h[aum]rt [e^]d), a. Free from grief or anxiety; gay; cheerful; merry. {Light heart ed*ly}, adv. {Light heart ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • light-hearted — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ amusing and entertaining. DERIVATIVES light heartedly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • light-hearted — 1) ADJ GRADED Someone who is light hearted is cheerful and happy. They were light hearted and prepared to enjoy life. 2) ADJ GRADED Something that is light hearted is intended to be entertaining or amusing, and not at all serious. There have been …   English dictionary

  • light-hearted — adjective 1 not intended to be serious: a light hearted comedy 2 cheerful and not worried about anything: I found her in a light hearted mood. light heartedly adverb light heartedness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • light-hearted — UK [ˌlaɪt ˈhɑː(r)tɪd] / US [laɪtˈhɑrtəd] adjective 1) funny and not intended to be serious a light hearted look at the week s events 2) happy and not worried about anything a light hearted man …   English dictionary

  • light-hearted — adj. Light hearted is used with these nouns: ↑banter, ↑look, ↑manner …   Collocations dictionary

  • light-hearted — worry free, cheerful …   English contemporary dictionary

  • light-hearted — a. Gladsome, cheerful, joyful, joyous, gay, merry, glad, blithe, blithesome, gleeful, jovial, jolly, jocund, frolicsome …   New dictionary of synonyms

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