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a light colour is pale and not dark
You look nice in light colours.
light blue/green/grey etc
She had blue eyes and light brown hair.
I wanted a lighter yellow paint for the walls.
it is/gets light
if it is light, there is the natural light of day
We'll keep on looking while it's still light.
It was seven o'clock and just starting to
a room that is light has plenty of light in it, especially from the sun
The kitchen was light and spacious.
The office was a big light room at the back of the house.
not very heavy
You can carry this bag - it's fairly light.
You should wear light, comfortable shoes.
The truck was quite light and easy to drive.
as light as a feather
if something is light, there is not very much of it or it is not very great
Traffic is lighter before 8 a.m.
A light rain began to fall.
She was wearing only light make-up.
people who have suffered only light exposure to radiation
light clothes are thin and not very warm
She took a light sweater in case the evening was cool.
a light summer coat
a light wind is blowing without much force
Leaves were blowing about in the light wind.
There was a light easterly breeze.
a light sound is very quiet
There was a light tap at the door.
Her voice was light and pleasant.
a light touch is gentle and soft
She gave him a light kiss on the cheek.
He felt a light tap on his shoulder.
light work is not hard or tiring
I found him some light work to do.
She only has a few light duties around the house.
The doctor has advised me to take regular light exercise.
food or drink that is light either does not have a strong taste or does not make you feel full very quickly, for example because it does not contain very much fat, sugar, or alcohol
We had a light white wine with the fish.
a light, refreshing dessert
a new light cheese spread with virtually no fat
a light meal is a small meal
I had a light lunch in town.
a delicious light snack
food that is light contains a lot of air
a type of light, sweet bread
Beat the mixture until it is light and fluffy.
a light punishment is not very severe
a fairly light sentence
a light smoker/drinker/eater etc
someone who does not smoke etc very much
a sleep from which you wake up easily
I fell into a light sleep.
a light sleeper
someone who wakes up easily if there is any noise etc
She's quite a light sleeper.
not serious in meaning, style, or manner, and only intended to entertain people
His speech gradually became lighter in tone.
an evening of light music
It's a really good book if you want a bit of
The show looks at some of the lighter moments from the world of politics.
something that is pleasant and amusing after something sad or serious
I'm glad you've arrived - we could all do with a little light relief!
make light of something
to joke about something or treat it as not being very serious, especially when it is important
She tried to make light of the situation, but I could tell that she was worried.
on a lighter note/in a lighter vein
used when you are going to say something less sad or serious
On a lighter note, the concert raised over £300 for school funds.
make light work of something
to do something or deal with something quickly and easily
A freezer and microwave oven can make light work of cooking.
be light on your feet
to be able to move quickly and gracefully
She's very agile and light on her feet.
a light heart
someone who has a light heart feels happy and not worried
I set off for work with a light heart.
light soil is easy to break into small pieces
Carrots grow well in light soils.
a lightness of touch
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