lightness

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: lightness

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n
the property of being comparatively small in weight
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n
a feeling of joy and pride
3
n
the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: lightness
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n the property of being comparatively small in weight

“the lightness of balsa wood”
Synonyms:
weightlessness
Antonyms:
heaviness, weightiness
the property of being comparatively great in weight
Types:
airiness, buoyancy
the property of something weightless and insubstantial
Type of:
weight
the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity

n the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble

Synonyms:
agility, legerity, lightsomeness, nimbleness
Type of:
gracefulness
beautiful carriage
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n a feeling of joy and pride

Synonyms:
elation, high spirits
Types:
euphoria, euphory
a feeling of great (usually exaggerated) elation
Type of:
joy, joyfulness, joyousness
the emotion of great happiness

n the trait of being lighthearted and frivolous

Synonyms:
lightsomeness
Type of:
giddiness, silliness
an impulsive scatterbrained manner
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n the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures

Synonyms:
light
Types:
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aura, aureole, gloriole, glory, halo, nimbus
an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint
sunniness
lightness created by sunlight
highlight, highlighting
an area of lightness in a picture
brightness
the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
cloudlessness
the lightness of a sunny day when there are no clouds in the sky
blaze, brilliance, glare
a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted
dazzle
brightness enough to blind partially and temporarily
glisten, glister, glitter, scintillation, sparkle
the quality of shining with a bright reflected light
flash
a momentary brightness
glint
a spatially localized brightness
iridescence, opalescence
the visual property of something having a milky brightness and a play of colors from the surface
effulgence, radiance, radiancy, refulgence, refulgency, shine
the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
brilliancy, luster, lustre, splendor, splendour
a quality that outshines the usual
Type of:
visual property
an attribute of vision

n having a light color

Antonyms:
darkness
having a dark or somber color
Type of:
value
relative darkness or lightness of a color
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