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Meaning of LIGHTNESS

Pronunciation:  'lItnis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures; "he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark"
  2. [n]  having a light color
  3. [n]  the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble
  4. [n]  the property of being comparatively small in weight; "the lightness of balsa wood"

LIGHTNESS is a 9 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: agility, legerity, light, lightsomeness, nimbleness, weightlessness
 Antonyms: darkness, heaviness, weightiness
 See Also: airiness, aura, aureole, brightness, buoyancy, gloriole, glory, gracefulness, halo, highlight, highlighting, nimbus, sunniness, value, visual property, weight



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Light"ness\, n. [From {Light} not heavy.]
    The state, condition, or quality, of being light or not
    heavy; buoyancy; levity; fickleness; nimbleness; delicacy;
    Syn: Levity; volatility; instability; inconstancy;
         unsteadiness; giddiness; flightiness; airiness; gayety;
         liveliness; agility; nimbleness; sprightliness;
         briskness; swiftness; ease; facility.
  2. \Light"ness\, n. [From {Light} bright.]
    1. Illumination, or degree of illumination; as, the lightness
       of a room. --Chaucer.
    2. Absence of depth or of duskiness in color; as, the
       lightness of a tint; lightness of complexion.
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