Dictionary.com

lightness

1
[ lahyt-nis ]
/ ˈlaɪt nɪs /
Save This Word!

noun
the state or quality of being light in weight: the amazing lightness of the new metal.
the quality of being agile, nimble, or graceful.
lack of pressure or burdensomeness.
lack of seriousness; levity in actions, thoughts, or speech: That kind of lightness seemed out of place.
gaiety of manner, speech, style, etc.; cheerfulness: His lightness was just what the party needed.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of lightness

1
1175–1225; Middle English. See light2, -ness

Other definitions for lightness (2 of 2)

lightness2
[ lahyt-nis ]
/ ˈlaɪt nɪs /

noun
the state or quality of being light or illuminated.
thin or pale coloration.
the relative degree to which an object reflects light, especially light of complementary or nearly complementary colors.

Origin of lightness

2
before 1050; Middle English; Old English līhtness.See light1, -ness
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use lightness in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for lightness

lightness
/ (ˈlaɪtnɪs) /

noun
the attribute of an object or colour that enables an observer to judge the extent to which the object or colour reflects or transmits incident lightSee also colour
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK