What does lightness mean?

Definitions for lightness
ˈlaɪt nɪslight·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. elation, high spirits, lightnessnoun

    a feeling of joy and pride

  2. lightness, weightlessnessnoun

    the property of being comparatively small in weight

    "the lightness of balsa wood"

  3. agility, legerity, lightness, lightsomeness, nimblenessnoun

    the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble

  4. lightnessnoun

    having a light color

  5. light, lightnessnoun

    the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures

    "he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark"

  6. lightsomeness, lightnessnoun

    the trait of being lighthearted and frivolous

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lightnessnoun

    the state, condition, or quality, of being light or not heavy; buoyancy; levity; fickleness; nimbleness; delicacy; grace

    Etymology: [From Light bright.]

  2. Lightnessnoun

    illumination, or degree of illumination; as, the lightness of a room

    Etymology: [From Light bright.]

  3. Lightnessnoun

    absence of depth or of duskiness in color; as, the lightness of a tint; lightness of complexion

    Etymology: [From Light bright.]


  1. Lightness

    Lightness is a philosophical concept most closely associated with continental philosophy and existentialism, which is used in ontology. The term "lightness" varies in usage but is differentiated from physical weight, such as "the lightness of balsa wood". In other words, "light like a bird," as Paul Valéry wrote, "and not like a feather".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lightness in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lightness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of lightness in a Sentence

  1. Salma Hayek:

    It makes you experience your body with a lightness that's really delicious and satisfying, with the breathing and the going inside, you explore your body in a different way, and you learn not to go crazy with the expectations.

  2. Sarah Gadon:

    It's very much a fantasy ... I think the lightness and the comedic moments of the film really juxtapose the drama and intensity of that moment in time in the post-war era, (There is) a good balance for us to tell this story.

  3. Brandon A. Trean:

    May the lightness of your happiness out-interest you from the heaviness of your thoughts.

  4. Joan Lunden:

    Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.

  5. Steve Jobs:

    I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

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