Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Cheerful; merry.

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  • adj. happy or spriteful, carefree

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Cheery; gay; merry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of blitheness or gaiety: gay; merry; cheerful; causing joy or gladness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. carefree and happy and lighthearted

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Examples

  • This uber-entertaining masterpiece of a sitcom embodies the extremely rare ensemble "chemistry" of Friends, the quick-witted and cutting topical relevance of Frasier, the clever multi-plot-line & thematic interweaving prowess of Arrested Development, and the blithesome, almost unnerving demonstration powerful family love reminiscent of such memorialized family classics as The Cosby Show or The Brady Bunch.

    Hulu.com: The Top 10 TV Comedies of 2011

  • What in the hell is the self-important blithesome texter rocking as a hairstyle?

    Smoked Salmon: Lock Your Bike, Don't Lox It

  • Says Brynhild, “Let not such matters sadden thee: abide with thy friends who wish thee blithesome, all of them!”

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • Fleming, if we are restored to our throne, shall we not have one blithesome day at a blithesome bridal, of which we must now name neither the bride nor the bridegroom? but that bridegroom shall have the barony of Blairgowrie, a fair gift even for a

    The Abbot

  • Yes, at that blithesome bridal, Mary herself shall forget the weight of sorrows, and the toil of state, and herself once more lead a measure. —

    The Abbot

  • Many a young partridge who strutted complacently among the stubble, with all the finicking coxcombry of youth, and many an older one who watched his levity out of his little round eye, with the contemptuous air of a bird of wisdom and experience, alike unconscious of their approaching doom, basked in the fresh morning air with lively and blithesome feelings, and a few hours afterwards were laid low upon the earth.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • Cheer up, sir! or, by this good liquor, we shall banish thee from the joys of blithesome company, into the mists of melancholy and the land of little-ease.

    Kenilworth

  • In the boat we were compelled to loll about between heaven and the cool coral groves, and compare enforced inactivity with the blithesome freedom of the weakest butterfly.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • The blithesome Phyllis bore her twenty-five summers gayly from the train, but on the platform a ghastly sight met her eyes.

    This Side of Paradise

  • At that moment, his was a saint's blithesome face, loose and half a-smile with the generosity of his gift and with a becoming neutrality toward his own abilities, as if he had long since cheerfully submitted to knowing that however well he rendered a piece, he could always imagine doing better.

    Cold Mountain

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