lightness


1light·ness

noun \-nəs\

Definition of LIGHTNESS

1
:  the quality or state of being illuminated :  illumination
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

First Known Use of LIGHTNESS

before 12th century

2lightness

noun

Definition of LIGHTNESS

1
:  the quality or state of being light especially in weight
2
:  lack of seriousness and stability of character often accompanied by casual heedlessness
3
a :  the quality or state of being nimble
b :  an ease and gaiety of style or manner
4
:  a lack of weightiness or force :  delicacy

First Known Use of LIGHTNESS

12th century

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