Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: levitas, from levis 'light'

levity

noun
     
lev‧i‧ty [uncountable]
formal lack of respect or seriousness when you are dealing with something serious [≠ gravity]

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary