- (uncountable) the condition of being illuminated
- (uncountable) the relative whiteness or transparency of a colour
- (countable) The product of being illuminated.
the condition of being illuminated
the relative whiteness or transparency of a colour
the product of being illuminated
- The state of having little weight, or little force.
- Agility of movement.
- Freedom from worry.
1852, Mrs M.A. Thompson, “The Tutor's Daughter”, in Graham's American Monthly Magazine of Literature, Art, and Fashion, page 266:
- In the lightness of my heart I sang catches of songs as my horse gayly bore me along the well-remembered road.
- Levity, frivolity; inconsistency.
1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy, 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):, New York 2001, p.75:
- Seneca […] accounts it a filthy lightness in men, every day to lay new foundations of their life, but who doth otherwise?
the state of having little weight