Part of speech: noun

The quality of being light, in any sense.

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Usage examples "lightness":

  1. Sir Robert replied with a certain lightness. - "Chippinge Borough", Stanley J. Weyman.
  2. He comes now with a fruitful impulse in him, in search of what he lacks in himself, beauty, lightness of heart, imagination, music. - "The Perfect Wagnerite A Commentary on the Niblung's Ring", George Bernard Shaw.
  3. " I have been away too long, I am getting spoiled," he replied, with an attempt at lightness. - "The Inside of the Cup, Complete", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009.