lightness lightness  /ˈlaɪt nəs/


  1. (n) a feeling of joy and pride
  2. (n) the property of being comparatively small in weight
  3. (n) the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble
  4. (n) having a light color
  5. (n) the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures
  6. (n) the trait of being lighthearted and frivolous


  1. Renzo Piano is an absolute master of light and lightness.
  2. The beauty of the Jaipur foot is its lightness and mobility--those who wear it can run, climb trees and pedal bicycles--and its low price.
  3. Revolution took on a sort of electronic lightness of being.


  1. Alfa Romeo 4C ‘compact supercar’ goes into production at Maserati plant

    Built in the Modena, Italy Maserati assembly plant, the all-new Alfa Romeo 4C is being called a “compact supercar.” Alfa Romeo designers used lightweight aluminum and carbon fiber to ensure vehicle lightness and rigidity.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Digital Trends

  2. My Corner of the Canyon: Keep On Rockin’ in Topanga

    There’s a lightness about Topanga Days. Something in the air is floaty and festive and fun. It’s as if one is buoyed aloft and carried along by the steady sound of beating drums or the gentle fluttering of fairy wings.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Topanga Messenger


  1. Buford says Trevino, or Memo as he's known, "has got a crazy amount of talent, can't believe there are other chefs on the program who have more skills or (have) as much elegant lightness under pressure, and, probably most important, he has a genuine...
    on Mar 11, 2008 By: Bill Buford Source: 680 News

  2. "But," Forster says, "I was thinking that, in the next one, Daniel should go into the direction of lightening up. Bring back a little more the humour. Bring back the lightness. I think it would be really interesting!"
    on Apr 1, 2009 By: Marc Forster Source: Winnipeg Sun

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