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levity

L EH1 V AH0 T IY0  :  

Noun
1. Lightness of manner or speech, frivolity.
2. Lack of steadiness.
3. The state or quality of being light, buoyancy.
4. A lighthearted or frivolous act.
[Source: Wiktionary]

feeling an inappropriate lack of seriousness
lightness of manner
[Source: WordNet]


That's when the finance manager says, "Ted, I put him up to that! Don't be mad -- I twisted his arm to try and put a little levity into the meeting. I'll tell you all about it when we play golf tomorrow!" Link

Her self-prescribed assignment is to bring some levity to a campus that takes itself pretty darn seriously. Link

People love me. Why? Because I'm fun. I'm the life of the party. I bring levity to any situation. Link

His respirations were much more labored, his pulse was up, and his oxygen level was down. All of a sudden, the levity was gone and we were back to work, with a really sick patient. Link

The author's writing style is sometimes quirky, which in most cases adds a bit of levity, but occasionally leads to the misuse of terms... Link

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