One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Playful and merry.‘gamesome leaps and frolics’
playful, fun-loving, light-hearted, skittish, mischievous, roguish, impish, frisky, livelyView synonyms
- ‘Less vocal (for reasons of state), Britain's gamesome King Edward VII and gamey King Leopold II of the Belgians were just as intime chez Maxim.’
- ‘No whale species is more active than the humpback, causing Herman Melville in Moby Dick to call them ‘the most lighthearted and gamesome of all the whales.’’
- ‘But he was a gamesome professor, a huntsman, a man of the field; also he was wedded to his lusts, which he did also venture to keep, rather than the birthright.’
- ‘The idea of nanoloop is to simplify the stepsequencer concept as far as possible while still keeping and hopefully even increasing the gamesome, yet addictive character of loop-based music creation.’
- ‘It's a gamesome synonymicon for the philologist and verbomaniac.’
- ‘The courtier engages in the provocative playfulness exemplified by the participants in the four nights of gamesome conversation at the court of Urbino memorialized by Castiglione; the poet recreates it.’
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