Definition of lite adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//laɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//laɪt//
    (informal) Diet
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  1. 1(of food or drink) containing fewer calories than other types of food, and therefore less likely to make you fat (a way of spelling ‘light’) lite ice cream See related entries: Diet
  2. 2(used after a noun) (disapproving) used to say that a thing is similar to something else but lacks many of its serious or important qualities I would describe this movie as ‘Hitchcock lite’.
  3. Word Origin1950s: a deliberate respelling of light.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lite