Simple Definition of levity
: a lack of seriousness
: an amusing quality
Full Definition of levity
1 : excessive or unseemly frivolity
2 : lack of steadiness : changeableness
Examples of levity
They managed to find some levity in the situation.
<the teachers disapprove of any displays of levity during school assemblies>
Origin of levity
Latin levitat-, levitas, from levis light in weight — more at light
First Known Use: 1564
Rhymes with levity
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