Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Lighten"

The meaning of "Lighten" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does lighten up mean?
A: thank you
Q: What does lighten up mean?
A: to become less gloomy or serious
Q: What does "lightening fast" mean?
A: Something that occurs at the same speed as lightening strikes. Which is about 320,000,000 ft per second.

This phrase is used to indicate something is very fast (since most things do not actually move as fast as lightning)

Example sentences using "Lighten"

Q: Please show me example sentences with lightening fast .
A: My new computer is lightening fast.

Synonyms of "Lighten" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between lighten up and brighten up ?
A: lighten up = be more cheerful or positive. It doesn't mean real light.
Ex: He's always so sad and I wish he would lighten up.

brighten up = usually means get brighter, as in real light. sometimes it can mean to be more cheerful, but it's not as common.
Ex: Painting the walls yellow really brightened up my room.

Q: What is the difference between lighten and brighten ?
A: @Sierram: They're the same thing. "I lightened up the room with some lights." "I brightened up the room with some lights"
Q: What is the difference between lighten and lighten up ?
A: Lighten up: 気楽にやろう

Other questions about "Lighten"

Q: The lightening isn't stopping at all.
does this sound natural?
A: Lightning

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