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Lightness meaning

lightness - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. The state, condition, or quality, of being light or not heavy; buoyancy; levity; fickleness; nimbleness; delicacy; grace.
  2. 2. Illumination, or degree of illumination; as, the lightness of a room.
  3. 3. Absence of depth or of duskiness in color; as, the lightness of a tint; lightness of complexion.
  4. 4. Brightness; want of weight.

lightness - examples of usage

  1. But that was mere lightness of speech. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  2. Lightness of the fore- rib shows a tendency to delicacy of constitution, and strength and soundness are most important to the success of the breeder. - "Cattle and Cattle-breeders", William M'Combie.
  3. " They'll 'ave to be asked, o' course," said Mr. Kybird, with an attempt at dignity, rendered necessary by a certain lightness in his friend's manner. - "At Sunwich Port, Complete", W.W. Jacobs.
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