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lightness

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noun light·ness \-nəs\

Definition of lightness

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being illuminated :  illumination

  2. 2 :  the attribute of object colors by which the object appears to reflect or transmit more or less of the incident light — compare brightness 2, hue 2c, saturation 4



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of lightness

before 12th century


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lightness

noun light·ness

Definition of lightness

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being light especially in weight

  2. 2 :  lack of seriousness and stability of character often accompanied by casual heedlessness

  3. 3 a :  the quality or state of being nimble b :  an ease and gaiety of style or manner

  4. 4 :  a lack of weightiness or force :  delicacy



12th Century

First Known Use of lightness

12th century



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