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levity

División en sílabas: lev·i·ty
Pronunciación: /ˈlevədē
 
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Definición de levity en inglés:

sustantivo

Humor or frivolity, especially the treatment of a serious matter with humor or in a manner lacking due respect: as an attempt to introduce a note of levity, the words were a disastrous flop
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • As bad and as damaging as this in-house report is, we are told that it was all a matter of levity and humour.
  • Maybe it was too much levity given the subject matter.
  • There is no excuse or reason for levity or humour on a day like yesterday.
Sinónimos

Origen

mid 16th century: from Latin levitas, from levis 'light'.

More
  • elevate from (Late Middle English):

    The word elevate is from Latin elevare ‘to raise’, based on levis ‘light’, found also in alleviate (Late Middle English) ‘lighten’, levity (mid 16th century), relieve (Middle English), and the leaven (Middle English) used in bread-making to lighten the loaf.

Words that rhyme with levity

brevity, longevity

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