lightness of mind, character, or behavior; lack of appropriate seriousness or earnestness.
an instance or exhibition of this.
lightness in weight.
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How to use levity in a sentence
In any of my projects, I think if something is really deep or dramatic, I always try to make sure I find the levity in it.Constance Wu and Jenny Han on the Power of Inclusive Storytelling | TIME Staff | May 28, 2021 | Time
The comedian is there to offer a force of levity to balance the force of gravity of the scientific content.
Events, founded by Kevin Hubschmann in 2019, offers personalized, interactive online comedy shows to companies in need of a little levity.The case for inviting a standup comedian to your next Zoom meeting | Sarah Todd | March 24, 2021 | Quartz
Kimeko McCoyMarketers relied heavily on levity and donation in their brand voice for this year’s Super Bowl.Marketing Briefing: How the Super Bowl represents a return to normalcy that’s yet to become reality | Kristina Monllos | February 9, 2021 | Digiday
The designer behind the art for Whitehead’s two Pulitzer Prize-winning novels, The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, felt a similar sense of levity.
RAWIYA: Like you, I've been turning to Dave Chappelle for both levity and affirmation.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Were you searching for more levity after making your Abu Ghraib documentary Standard Operating Procedure?
The moments of levity and convincing depravity make the film both entertaining and nauseatingly voyeuristic.
It is difficult to characterize the curious comPg 158bination of levity and seriousness that runs through this tale.Frdric Mistral | Charles Alfred Downer
I cannot make out to be anything but raspingly, harrowingly sad; so I will close, and not affect levity which I cannot feel.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
And only the supreme levity of innocence could have devised and accomplished this amazing celebration.The Creators | May Sinclair
It is one of those impossibilities which only the levity of a superficial reason can regard as admissible.The Profits of Religion | Upton Sinclair
So we merely toned down the levity by leaving old Mr. Browne out of the cast entirely.The Autobiography of a Play | Bronson Howard
British Dictionary definitions for levity
inappropriate lack of seriousness
fickleness or instability
archaic lightness in weight
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