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The new architecture of transparency and lightness comes from Japan and Europe.
Arthur Erickson

Meaning of "lightness" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LIGHTNESS

lightness  [ˈlaɪtnɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LIGHTNESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lightness is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LIGHTNESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Lightness

In colorimetry and color theory, lightness, also known as value or tone, is a representation of variation in the perception of a color or color space's brightness. Various color models have an explicit term for this property. The Munsell color model uses the term value, while the HSL color model and Lab color space use the term lightness. The HSV model uses the term value a little differently: a color with a low value is nearly black, but one with a high value is the pure, fully saturated color. In subtractive color value changes can be achieved by adding black or white to the color. However, this also reduces saturation. Chiaroscuro and Tenebrism both take advantage of dramatic contrasts of value to heighten drama in art. Artists may also employ shading, subtle manipulation of value.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LIGHTNESS


adroitness
əˈdrɔɪtnɪs
appropriateness
əˈprəʊprɪɪtnɪs
aquafitness
ˈækwəˌfɪtnɪs
brightness
ˈbraɪtnɪs
eyewitness
ˈaɪˌwɪtnɪs
fitness
ˈfɪtnɪs
forthrightness
ˈfɔːθraɪtnɪs
greatness
ˈɡreɪtnɪs
impoliteness
ˌɪmpəˈlaɪtnɪs
lateness
ˈleɪtnɪs
politeness
pəˈlaɪtnɪs
reconditeness
rɪˈkɒndaɪtnɪs
rightness
ˈraɪtnɪs
slightness
ˈslaɪtnɪs
tightness
ˈtaɪtnɪs
triteness
ˈtraɪtnɪs
unfitness
ʌnˈfɪtnɪs
uprightness
ˈʌpˌraɪtnɪs
whiteness
ˈwaɪtnɪs
witness
ˈwɪtnɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LIGHTNESS

lighthouseman
lighting
lighting cameraman
lighting effects
lighting engineer
lighting fixture
lighting-up time
lightish
lightless
lightly
lightning
lightning arrester
lightning bug
lightning chess
lightning conductor
lightning rod
lightning strike
lightning stroke
lightplane
lightproof

WORDS THAT END LIKE LIGHTNESS

adeptness
alertness
aptness
bluntness
business
compactness
correctness
expert witness
flatness
hotness
physical fitness
pleasantness
political correctness
promptness
robustness
shortness
softness
sweetness
tartness
vastness
wetness

Synonyms and antonyms of lightness in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «lightness» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LIGHTNESS

Find out the translation of lightness to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lightness from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lightness» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

明度
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ligereza
570 millions of speakers

English

lightness
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लपट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خفة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

легкость
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

leveza
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লঘিমা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

légèreté
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ringan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Leichtigkeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

軽さ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

가벼움
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lightness
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự nhẹ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எடை குறைந்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लाइटनेस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hafiflik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

leggerezza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

lekkość
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

легкість
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

luminozitate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ελαφρότητα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ljushet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

letthet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lightness

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LIGHTNESS»

The term «lightness» is quite widely used and occupies the 26.684 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LIGHTNESS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lightness

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10 QUOTES WITH «LIGHTNESS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word lightness.
1
Italo Calvino
Thoughtful lightness can make frivolity seem dull and heavy.
2
Nick Cave
There are methods to creating a mayhem that sounds different from your usual mayhem. Because mayhem and a heavy drum backbeat end up sounding like Green Day or something. But if you put a different beat within it to create some air and lightness, the chaos comes through better.
3
Kate Dickie
I don't feel drawn to lightness, I need something more. I feel that - oh, I hate saying this, it sounds so wanky - but I feel a real urge to give voices to people we don't usually hear from in real life.
4
Chuck Eddy
California club pop chirper Dev's debut is as stark as it is sweet. This is owed partly to the casually giddy lightness of her talk-singing - familiar from her slizzered 2010 cameo on Far East Movement's smash 'Like a G6,' and around-the way-girl frisky like 1980s Latin freestyle.
5
Arthur Erickson
The new architecture of transparency and lightness comes from Japan and Europe.
6
Norman Foster
The most amazing lesson in aerodynamics I ever had was the day I climbed a thermal in a glider at the same time as an eagle. I witnessed, close up, effortlessness and lightness combined with strength, precision and determination.
7
Adam Gopnik
In the New Yorker library, I have long been shelved between Nadine Gordimer and Brendan Gill; an eerie little space nestled between high seriousness of purpose and legendary lightness of touch.
8
Johannes Vilhelm Jensen
There is something of the freshness of mind, of the lightness of spirit in Linne which for centuries has been linked in people's minds with the mountains of Sweden and Swedish joy in nature.
9
Joel Kinnaman
If I play a villain, I try to find his lightness and his good side. And if I play a hero or a good guy, I'll try to find his darkness or his flaws. Because I don't believe in good and evil. I believe in grays.
10
Joan Lunden
Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LIGHTNESS»

Discover the use of lightness in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lightness and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain
I just wanted to excel in dieting. And weighing in at 80 pounds on 300 calories a day, I was the best little dieter there ever was." In scalding prose, Portia de Rossi reveals the pain and illness that haunted her for decades.
Portia de Rossi, 2011
2
The Unbearable Lightness of Being: A Novel
A tale of two couples--Tomas and Teresa, and Sabina and Gerhart--as they struggle with their identities, complex relationships with each other, and the feelings about the political situation in post-war Czechoslovakia.
Milan Kundera, 2008
3
Lessons in Lightness: The Art of Educating the Horse
Written by a veteran horse trainer with more than thirty years of experience, this is the only book that takes the core elements of classical dressage and applies them as the basis for good general horsemanship today.
Mark Russell, 2007
4
Heart of Lightness: The Life Story of an Anthropologist
Her numerous publications includeThe Spirit and the Drum(1987),Experiencing Ritual: A New Interpretation of African Healing(1992), andAmong the Healers: Stories of Ritual and Spiritual Healing around the World(2005).
Edith L. B. Turner, 2005
5
Heart of Being: Earth Is a Heart of Being
In Heart of Being, author Kamakaokalani Lightness explores a plethora of subjects as they relate to the Earth, its existence, and the human experience of heaven on earth.
Kamakaokalani Lightness MS, Kamakaokalani Lightness, MS, 2012
6
The Unbearable Lightness of Being Unbearable
Not that there's anything "micro" about my brain. Anyway-here is a collection in which I share my thoughts, ruminations, suggestions, complaints and epiphanies where these "cosms" are concerned. Wear a helmet.
Kelli Jae Baeli, 2010
7
The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons: A Novel of the Light ...
View our feature on Katie MacAlister’s The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons.
Katie MacAlister, 2011
8
Lightness, Brightness and Transparency
This volume deals with the visual perception of lightness, brightness, and transparency of surfaces, both under minimal laboratory conditions and in complex images typical of everyday life.
Alan L. Gilchrist, 2013
9
The Unbearable Lightness of Scones
To the casual observer, the great enlightened city of Edinburgh, home of no-nonsense philosophers and cream teas, might appear immune to the rollercoaster of strong emotions.
Alexander McCall Smith, 2009
10
Oneness: How to Live with Joyous Expansion, Ease, and Lightness
Oneness reminds us of the common thread of unity in the world's spiritual traditions, universal metaphysical spiritual laws, and harmony with nature. We are all branches of one tree. Life can be easy and harmonious.
Shalini Asha Bhaloo, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LIGHTNESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lightness is used in the context of the following news items.
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Defying the Label: from sweetness to filthy humour, BBC3 unpacks …
... illustrious title – provides no such lightness. We follow Sophie Morgan, a journalist and wheelchair user, as she uncovers the – largely horrific ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2: An incredibly light and thin pair of tablets
Where they set themselves apart, at least spec-wise, is in their insane lightness and thinness. Both are just 5.6 mm (0.22-inch) thick, 8 percent ... «Gizmag, Jul 15»
3
Arrow Season 4 News: Mr. Terrific and Anarky Cast
"Every year you want to mix things up and there was sort of a collective desire on all of our parts to try to inject a little bit more lightness into the ... «Den of Geek!, Jul 15»
4
Interview With 'Sharknado 3' Screenwriter Thunder Levin
I wanted it to be called Sharknado 3: The Unbearable Lightness of Being, but they didn't go for that. I've heard conflicting stories on where “Oh ... «Tech Times, Jul 15»
5
Cartoon magic for grown-ups: “BoJack Horseman” imbues the …
But through animation, it has that same appeal, with a refreshing dose of sparkling lightness—characterized both by the theme song, written ... «Salon, Jul 15»
6
Ashley Monroe: The Blade
That lightness represents what might be, the hope for perfection that only exists in our imagination. The song after it, “Has Anybody Ever Told ... «PopMatters, Jul 15»
7
National Ice Cream Day: Chillingly original ice cream flavors …
... experience — while the mini marshmallows “provide a little lightness,” notes owner/chef Jessica Oloroso. “A little comic relief to this otherwise ... «wtvr.com, Jul 15»
8
TVR chiefs 'blown away' as deposits flood in
The partnership wants to stay true to the TVR philosophy of simplicity and lightness while dispelling the old TVR image of uncertain quality. «ChronicleLive, Jul 15»
9
Go Set A Watchman - The best bits have been done better in …
At one point Scout accuses herself of losing any sense of humour; it's hard not to feel that the whole book lacks a similar lightness of touch. «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
10
'I always take props home from my sets', reveals Aidan Gillen
"I know it's not comedy but there is something of a lightness to it," he said. Aidan said it could be his dad's influence that has lead him to play ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»

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