how to pronounce lightness


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the above transcription of lightness is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

lightness is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of lightness in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… strength and lightness and because …”

meanings of lightness


  1. The product of being illuminated.
  2. The relative whiteness or transparency of a colour.
  3. Levity, frivolity; inconsistency.
  4. The state of having little weight, or little force.
  5. Agility of movement.
  6. The condition of being illuminated.
  7. Freedom from worry.

lightness frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word lightness occurs in english on average 1.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics lightness can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that lightness can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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