Definition of litheness:
- elasticity (part of speech: noun)
- softness (part of speech: noun)
- "A Pagan of the Hills", Charles Neville Buck.
Invisible threads seem to us to be joining arms to arms, legs to legs, each muscle in one face to its fellow- muscle in the other: by reason of the absolute uniformity which prevails, the very litheness of the bodies seems to stiffen as we gaze, and the actors themselves seem transformed into automata.- "Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic", Henri Bergson.
Another man, almost a giant in size, but with a litheness of movement that told of marvelous physical strength, emerged from the door of the road house, and the babel of sound that had been stilled when he entered, but a few minutes before, rose again.- "The Plunderer", Roy Norton.