Meaning of light-hearted in English:


Pronunciation /ˌlʌɪtˈhɑːtɪd/

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  • 1Amusing and entertaining.

    ‘a light-hearted speech’
    • ‘Postings and weblogs covering broad topics about Japan, with emphasis on legit news as well as humorous, light-hearted content.’
    • ‘It was supposed to be light-hearted, so I'm really glad that you liked it!’
    • ‘Milano strikes a balance between more serious scientific research and light-hearted self-examination.’
    • ‘She produces both an online journal and light-hearted podcasts about her life, but it's the latter that's more popular.’
    • ‘It's a light-hearted gift set for the complete Tarot beginner, or a novelty deck for the more experienced reader or collector.’
    • ‘It's light-hearted fun in another week of undistinguished dross.’
    • ‘Calypsos are often light-hearted musings on current events but can be much more serious, depending on the subject matter.’
    • ‘The gift was a light-hearted testament to his ability to navigate both sides of this nation's racial divide.’
    • ‘It is a light-hearted romantic comedy, which revolves around a group of young friends and 10 days in their lives.’
    • ‘In this day and age it is hard to believe that people can be held up to hatred, ridicule and contempt by a light-hearted gossip paragraph.’
    • ‘Her light-hearted vignettes are woven in between clearly explicated theories about laws of possibility.’
    • ‘I mean, the book is a very light-hearted memoir of my experience at the agency.’
    • ‘It is a light-hearted look at the system and not overtly political.’
    • ‘The light-hearted banter often gives way to arguments before someone intervenes with a joke to lighten the mood.’
    • ‘It will be a light-hearted programme presented by a local broadcaster.’
    • ‘It is one thing to put questions of this kind in a light-hearted quiz.’
    • ‘Possibly it originated with Kant himself in a light-hearted break from the Critique of Pure Reason.’
    • ‘One of the awol elements is the first film's sense of breezy, light-hearted fun.’
    • ‘That's the kind of light-hearted and spunky approach that packages the intelligent and truly insightful advice she gives.’
    • ‘But he could not resist offering a little light-hearted banter when asked how team management had dealt with the issue.’
    gentle, mild, moderate, slight
    entertaining, lightweight, diverting, recreative, undemanding, easily understood, middle-of-the-road
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    1. 1.1(of a person or their behaviour) cheerful or carefree.
      ‘excited, light-hearted chatter’
      • ‘He was very light-hearted, and he always knew how to make her laugh.’
      • ‘He was never light-hearted about anything, but she made him feel like that whenever he was around her.’
      • ‘He was so light-hearted it was impossible to stay angry at him for one of his jokes.’
      • ‘I know I'm light-hearted and like to have a bit of fun, but this is too serious for that.’
      • ‘He's really light-hearted and you can tell, he takes his racing seriously, as we all do, and it's a great thing.’
      • ‘He loves Anne Garland, but has a rival in his brother Bob, a cheerful, light-hearted sailor.’
      • ‘We came pretty close to full-on verbal assault and the end of our happy and light-hearted e-mail interactions.’
      • ‘It was a lively, colourful, light-hearted romp from start to finish.’
      • ‘It's definitely not a cheery, light-hearted book at all, but I enjoyed it anyway.’
      • ‘It is sometimes lively and light-hearted, sometimes slow and chill - and sometimes tranquil like new age music.’
      • ‘As I read the opening blurb, which is light-hearted and upbeat, my sense of shame subsided and I decided to take the plunge.’
      • ‘Or could it be that audiences are hungry again for light-hearted escapism and happy endings?’
      • ‘Instead, he could answer in a funny, light-hearted way, setting an upbeat tone for the evening.’
      • ‘Young people were engrossed in light-hearted banter, and seemed determined to stay till the end and enjoy the entire variety show.’
      • ‘We know plenty of people who are more light-hearted and fun.’
      • ‘Witty and light-hearted, the play left behind an intriguing question in the minds of many viewers.’
      • ‘And yet people keep on giving me light-hearted advice on how to keep my future wife happy!’
      • ‘These areas were decorated in either bright greens or oranges, which induced a light-hearted mood.’
      • ‘Many of the men sang songs which were light-hearted and often funny.’
      • ‘The first half just languishes in light-hearted happenings that are anything but funny.’
      carefree, cheerful, cheery, happy, merry, glad, playful, jolly, jovial, joyful, jocund, gleeful, ebullient, high-spirited, lively, perky, blithe, bright, sunny, buoyant, vivacious, bubbly, effervescent, jaunty, bouncy, breezy
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