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Definition 1: the trait of being lighthearted and frivolous - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for lightness in the sense of this definition

(lightness is a kind of ...) an impulsive scatterbrained manner

Definition 2: the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where lightness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark

Synonyms for lightness in the sense of this definition

(lightness is a kind of ...) an attribute of vision

(... is a kind of lightness ) an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint

(... is a kind of lightness ) lightness created by sunlight

(... is a kind of lightness ) an area of lightness in a picture

(... is a kind of lightness ) the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white

(... are attributes of lightness) characterized by or emitting light

"a room that is light when the shutters are open" "the inside of the house was airy and light"

(... are attributes of lightness) devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black

"sitting in a dark corner" "a dark day" "dark shadows" "dark as the inside of a black cat"

Definition 3: the property of being comparatively small in weight - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where lightness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the lightness of balsa wood

Synonyms for lightness in the sense of this definition

(lightness is a kind of ...) the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity

(... is a kind of lightness ) the property of something weightless and insubstantial

Definition 4: having a light color - [noun denoting attribute]

(lightness is a kind of ...) relative darkness or lightness of a color

"I establish the colors and principal values by organizing the painting into three values--dark, medium...and light"

Definition 5: the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for lightness in the sense of this definition

(lightness is a kind of ...) beautiful carriage

Definition 6: a feeling of joy and pride - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for lightness in the sense of this definition

(lightness is a kind of ...) the emotion of great happiness

(... is a kind of lightness ) a feeling of great (usually exaggerated) elation

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