Light·ness, n. The state, condition, or quality, of being light or not heavy; buoyancy; levity; fickleness; nimbleness; delicacy; grace.
Syn: -- Levity; volatility; instability; inconstancy; unsteadiness; giddiness; flightiness; airiness; gayety; liveliness; agility; nimbleness; sprightliness; briskness; swiftness; ease; facility.
1. Illumination, or degree of illumination; as, the lightness of a room.
2. Absence of depth or of duskiness in color; as, the lightness of a tint; lightness of complexion.
n 1: the property of being comparatively small in weight; "the
lightness of balsa wood" [syn: weightlessness] [ant: heaviness]
2: the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and
nimble [syn: agility, legerity, lightsomeness, nimbleness]
3: having a light color [ant: darkness]
4: the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as
created in pictures; "he could paint the lightest light
and the darkest dark" [syn: light]