noun, plural lev·i·ties.
Origin of levity
Examples from the Web for levity
For a moment of levity, Leo was challenged by David Beckham to do the ALS ice water bucket challenge.
She hopes it retains a genuine realness, “which is what audiences respond to,” alongside its levity.Watching Us, Watching Them: On ‘The People’s Couch’|Tim Teeman|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The moments of levity and convincing depravity make the film both entertaining and nauseatingly voyeuristic.
Like the Porter in Macbeth, his role is to provide a moment of levity in otherwise grim and serious times.
When it comes to fighting “the enemy,” there is no time for levity.
Without this one discordant note all his merriment might have seemed like levity.Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens|G. K. Chesterton
She hung her head, ashamed of her levity—and next her reflection in an opposite mirror kindled it afresh.Leonore Stubbs|L. B. Walford
In these sings he throws off the stage trappings and shows his real attitude-239- towards religion, his indifference and levity.Jamaican Song and Story|Walter Jekyll
But we soon passed from levity that was born of nervous exhaustion, to silence, grim and impenetrable.The Secrets of a Kuttite|Edward O. Mousley
First, He met with a woman who had in general answered Him with levity; then a few people of her own rank came at her call.The Gospel of St. John|Frederick Denison Maurice