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adjective light pronunciation in British English /laɪt/ 
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comparativelighter
superlativelightest
  1. 1
    very bright because of light from the sun

    The room is light and airy.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of light
    1. a.
      if it is light, you can see because it is day and not night

      I want to get home while it's still light.

      it gets light (=it becomes light enough to see):

      It gets light around 5 am.

  2. 2
    pale in colour, not dark

    a light blue shirt

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of light
  3. 3
    not weighing much, or weighing less than you expect

    The table is a lot lighter than it looks.

    as light as a feather (=extremely light):

    The younger children are as light as a feather.

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    1. a.
      less than the correct weight

      This bag of apples feels a little light.

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    2. b.
  4. 4
    not much in quantity

    Traffic was fairly light as we left the city.

    a light frost

    1. b.
      a light meal is small and easy to eat

      light snacks/refreshments

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  5. 6
    a light wind is not very strong

    a light breeze

    1. a.
      a light touch is very gentle

      a light kiss on the head

    2. b.
      a light sound is very quiet

      She heard a light knock at the window.

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  6. 7
    enjoyable and not very serious

    a little light reading

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