Definitions of lightness
  1. noun
    the property of being comparatively small in weight
    “the lightness of balsa wood”
    synonyms: weightlessness
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    heaviness, weightiness
    the property of being comparatively great in weight
    airiness, buoyancy
    the property of something weightless and insubstantial
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    the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
  2. noun
    the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble
    synonyms: agility, legerity, lightsomeness, nimbleness
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    beautiful carriage
  3. noun
    a feeling of joy and pride
    synonyms: elation, high spirits
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    euphoria, euphory
    a feeling of great (usually exaggerated) elation
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    joy, joyfulness, joyousness
    the emotion of great happiness
  4. noun
    the trait of being lighthearted and frivolous
    synonyms: lightsomeness
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    giddiness, silliness
    an impulsive scatterbrained manner
  5. noun
    the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures
    synonyms: light
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    aura, aureole, gloriole, glory, halo, nimbus
    an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint
    lightness created by sunlight
    highlight, highlighting
    an area of lightness in a picture
    the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
    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
    brightness enough to blind partially and temporarily
    glisten, glister, glitter, scintillation, sparkle
    the quality of shining with a bright reflected light
    a momentary brightness
    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
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    visual property
    an attribute of vision
  6. noun
    having a light color
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    having a dark or somber color
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    relative darkness or lightness of a color
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