Definition of light-heartedly in English:

light-heartedly

adverb

  • See light-hearted

    • ‘This post is just meant to be a joke and it is to be taken light-heartedly.’
    • ‘The couple light-heartedly arranges for a local mystic, Madame Arcati, to give a seance and the unfortunate result is that Elvira returns from beyond the grave to make their lives miserable.’
    • ‘The Data Protection Inspectorate does not issue permits light-heartedly, but if the permit has been issued, the database is secure.’
    • ‘In agreement with previous reviews, I would like to reiterate that this is not a trip or tourist destination to be considered light-heartedly.’
    • ‘Open your speech conservatively or light-heartedly and express your gratitude to your parents for their contribution to the wedding festivities.’

Pronunciation

light-heartedly

/ˌlʌɪtˈhɑːtɪdli/