What does the word lightness mean?

Usage examples for lightness

  1. Sir Robert replied with a certain lightness. – Chippinge Borough by 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 by 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 by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009