Definition of lighten


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • lighten is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 11 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • lighten is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 13 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of lighten

  • make more cheerful (verb)

    Examples

    1. the conversation lightened me up a bit

    Synonyms

    1. buoy up
    2. lighten up

  • become lighter (verb)

    Examples

    1. The room lightened up

    Synonyms

    1. lighten up

  • make more cheerful through the use of color (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. brighten
    2. lighten up

  • become more cheerful (verb)

    Examples

    1. after a glass of wine, he lightened up a bit

    Synonyms

    1. buoy up
    2. lighten up

  • alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive (verb)

    Examples

    1. lighten the burden of caring for her elderly parents

    Synonyms

    1. relieve

  • reduce the weight on; make lighter (verb)

    Examples

    1. she lightened the load on the tired donkey

See definition of lighten in Merriam Webster