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Definition of levity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

levity

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈlevəti//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlevəti//
 
[uncountable] (formal)
 
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behaviour that shows a lack of respect for something serious and that treats it in an amusing way synonym frivolity The joke provided a moment of levity in an otherwise dreary meeting. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin levitas, from levis ‘light’.
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