Meaning of whiteness in English:



mass noun
  • 1The property or quality of being white in colour.

    ‘a landscape dominated by the whiteness of snow’
    • ‘His lips are open, and his two front teeth gleam with an otherworldly whiteness.’
    • ‘The second-most important category of pork attributes includes color of meat, lack of fat, and the whiteness of fat.’
    • ‘The modernist whiteness of the walls, a classic ploy for downplaying the surface, becomes painful after a while.’
    • ‘A device called a reflectometer is used to measure the degree of whiteness in processed tuber samples destined to become chips.’
    • ‘Glimpses of blues, greens, reds, and umbers scintillate, emphasizing the whiteness of the gorgeously textured fields.’
    • ‘Clouds of splatters and drips at once rise, float, and fall through the canvas's deep whiteness like colored smoke in the night sky after fireworks.’
    • ‘The unremitting whiteness of the walls is anchored by a black marble floor.’
    • ‘Proper melting, whiteness, and browning are still problematic in manufacturing low-fat mozzarella.’
    • ‘Among its many uses, kaolin gives paper its whiteness and is used in paint, pottery, and cosmetics.’
    • ‘The state of abandonment and dilapidation seems to contradict the antiseptic whiteness of the toy structures.’
    1. 1.1The quality of being very pale.
      ‘the whiteness of her skin, like fine porcelain’
  • 2The fact or state of belonging to a human group having light-coloured skin.

    ‘whiteness was defined as both a racial and a regional characteristic’