lightness

noun (1)
light·​ness | \ˈlīt-nəs \

Definition of lightness 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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 sense 2, hue sense 2c, saturation sense 4

lightness

noun (2)

Definition of lightness (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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

3a : 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

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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