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light·ness 1

 (līt′nĭs)
n.
1. The quality or condition of being illuminated.
2. The dimension of the color of an object by which the object appears to reflect or transmit more or less of the incident light, varying from black to white for surface colors and from black to colorless for transparent volume colors.

light·ness 2

 (līt′nĭs)
n.
1. The state or quality of having little weight or force.
2. Ease or quickness of movement; agility.
3. Ease or cheerfulness in manner or style.
4. Freedom from worry or trouble.
5. Lack of appropriate seriousness; levity.
6. Delicacy or subtlety in craft, performance, or effect.

lightness

(ˈlaɪtnɪs)
n
the attribute of an object or colour that enables an observer to judge the extent to which the object or colour reflects or transmits incident light. See also colour

light•ness2

(ˈlaɪt nɪs)

n.
1. the state or quality of being light or illuminated.
2. a thin or pale coloration.
[before 1050]

light•ness1

(ˈlaɪt nɪs)

n.
1. the state or quality of being light in weight.
2. the quality of being agile, nimble, or graceful.
3. lack of pressure or burdensomeness.
4. lack of seriousness; levity in actions, thoughts, or speech.
5. gaiety of manner, speech, style, etc.
[1175–1225]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lightness - a feeling of joy and pride
joy, joyfulness, joyousness - the emotion of great happiness
euphoria, euphory - a feeling of great (usually exaggerated) elation
2.lightness - the property of being comparatively small in weight; "the lightness of balsa wood"
weight - the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
airiness, buoyancy - the property of something weightless and insubstantial
heaviness, weightiness - the property of being comparatively great in weight; "the heaviness of lead"
3.lightness - the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimblelightness - the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble
gracefulness - beautiful carriage
4.lightness - having a light color
value - relative darkness or lightness of a color; "I establish the colors and principal values by organizing the painting into three values--dark, medium...and light"-Joe Hing Lowe
darkness - having a dark or somber color
5.lightness - the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures; "he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark"
visual property - an attribute of vision
gloriole, halo, nimbus, aura, aureole, glory - an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint
sunniness - lightness created by sunlight
highlighting, highlight - an area of lightness in a picture
brightness - the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
6.lightness - the trait of being lighthearted and frivolous
giddiness, silliness - an impulsive scatterbrained manner
Translations
إضاءَه، إشْراقخِفَّه ، حَيَوَيَّه
jasnostlehkost
lethedlys
birta, skærleikiléttleiki
aydınlıkhafiflik

lightness

1 [ˈlaɪtnɪs] N
1. (= brightness) [of room] → luminosidad f
2. (= paleness) [of colour] → claridad f

lightness

2 [ˈlaɪtnɪs] N
1. (in weight) → ligereza f, liviandad f (LAm) (Culin) [of pastry, mixture] → ligereza f, suavidad f
a feeling of lightness came over herle invadió una sensación de ligereza
her lightness of stepla ligereza or agilidad de sus pasos
2. (= undemanding nature) [of duties] → ligereza f
3. [of tone, voice] → suavidad f
4. [of sentence] → levedad f

lightness

[ˈlaɪtnəs] n
(in weight)légèreté f
[movement] → légèreté f
[treatment] → légèreté f
lightness of touch [writer, performer] → légèreté du trait

lightness

1
nHelligkeit f

lightness

2
n
geringes Gewicht, Leichtheit f; (of task, step, movements)Leichtigkeit f; (of taxes)Niedrigkeit f; (of punishment)Milde f; (of soil, cake)Lockerheit f; lightness of touch (of pianist)weicher or leichter Anschlag; the lightness of the breeze/musicdie leichte Brise/Musik; a feeling of lightness came over himein Gefühl der Erleichterung überkam ihn
(= lack of seriousness)mangelnder Ernst; a certain lightness in your attitude toward(s) the authoritieseine gewisse Leichtfertigkeit den Behörden gegenüber

lightness

[ˈlaɪtnɪs] n
a. (brightness) → chiarezza
b. (in weight) → leggerezza

light1

(lait) noun
1. the brightness given by the sun, a flame, lamps etc that makes things able to be seen. It was nearly dawn and the light was getting stronger; Sunlight streamed into the room.
2. something which gives light (eg a lamp). Suddenly all the lights went out.
3. something which can be used to set fire to something else; a flame. Have you got a light for my cigarette?
4. a way of viewing or regarding. He regarded her action in a favourable light.
adjective
1. having light; not dark. The studio was a large, light room.
2. (of a colour) pale; closer to white than black. light green.
verbpast tense, past participle lit (lit) , ˈlighted
1. to give light to. The room was lit only by candles.
2. to (make something) catch fire. She lit the gas; I think this match is damp, because it won't light.
ˈlightness noun
ˈlighten verb
to make or become brighter. The white ceiling lightened the room; The sky was lightening.
ˈlighter noun
something used for lighting (a cigarette etc).
ˈlighting noun
a means of providing light. The lighting was so bad in the restaurant that we could hardly see.
lighthouse noun
a building built on rocks, coastline etc with a (flashing) light to guide or warn ships.
ˈlight-year noun
the distance light travels in a year (nearly 9.5 million million kilometres).
bring to light
to reveal or cause to be noticed. The scandal was brought to light by the investigations of a journalist.
come to light
to be revealed or discovered. The manuscript came to light in a box of books at an auction.
in the light of
taking into consideration (eg new information). The theory has been abandoned in the light of more recent discoveries.
light up
1. to begin to give out light. Evening came and the streetlights lit up.
2. to make, be or become full of light. The powerful searchlight lit up the building; She watched the house light up as everyone awoke.
3. to make or become happy. Her face lit up when she saw him; A sudden smile lit up her face.
see the light
1. to be born, discovered, produced etc. After many problems his invention finally saw the light (of day).
2. to be converted to someone else's point of view etc.
set light to
to cause to begin burning. He set light to the pile of rubbish in his garden.

light2

(lait) adjective
1. easy to lift or carry; of little weight. I bought a light suitcase for plane journeys.
2. easy to bear, suffer or do. Next time the punishment will not be so light.
3. (of food) easy to digest. a light meal.
4. of less weight than it should be. The load of grain was several kilos light.
5. of little weight. Aluminium is a light metal.
6. lively or agile. She was very light on her feet.
7. cheerful; not serious. light music.
8. little in quantity; not intense, heavy, strong etc. light rain.
9. (of soil) containing a lot of sand.
ˈlightly adverb
ˈlightness noun
ˈlighten verb
to make or become less heavy. She lightened her suitcase by taking out several pairs of shoes; The postman's bag of parcels lightened as he went from house to house.
ˌlight-ˈfingered adjective
inclined to steal things.
ˌlight-ˈheaded adjective
dizzy and giddy.
ˌlight-ˈhearted adjective
happy and free from anxiety; not grave or serious. a light-hearted mood.
ˈlightweight adjective
light in weight. a lightweight raincoat.
get off lightly
to escape or be allowed to go without severe punishment etc.
make light of
to treat (problems etc) as unimportant.
travel light
to travel with little luggage.
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