Definition of light-heartedly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    light-heartedly

     adverb
    adverb
    BrE
     
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  1. 1in a way that is intended to be amusing or enjoyable rather than too serious The film light-heartedly compares the two men.
  2. 2in a way that shows somebody is cheerful and not worried She spoke light-heartedly.