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lightness

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1 the state or quality of having little weight
  • the first thing I noticed about the little bird was its lightness; I could hardly tell I was holding it in my hand

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2 a lack of seriousness often at an improper time
  • the inappropriate lightness of the anchorman's tone while he was reading the story of the freak accident in which people had died

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lightness

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the quality or state of having or giving off light
  • the photographer was concerned that the lightness of the background would cast the main subject into shadow

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The first known use of lightness was in the 12th century

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“Lightness.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lightness. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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