American English

Definition of lite adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of food or drinks) containing fewer calories than other types of food, and therefore less likely to make you fat (a way of spelling “light”) lite ice cream
  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.”
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