Last modified on 19 March 2015, at 15:59

highlight

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EtymologyEdit

From high + light.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

highlight (plural highlights)

  1. An area or a spot in a drawing, painting, or photograph that is strongly illuminated.
    • 1931, William Faulkner, Sanctuary, Library of America, 1985, p.114:
      The image blurred into the highlight, like something familiar seen beneath disturbed though clear water; he looked at the familiar image with a kind of quiet horror and despair, at a face suddenly older in sin than he would ever be, a face more blurred than sweet, at eyes more secret than soft.
  2. An especially significant or interesting detail or event.
  3. (cosmetics) A strand or spot of hair dyed a different color than the rest.

AntonymsEdit

  • (especially significant or interesting detail or event): lowlight

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VerbEdit

highlight (third-person singular simple present highlights, present participle highlighting, simple past and past participle highlighted)

  1. (transitive) To make prominent; emphasize.
    • 2011 December 21, Helen Pidd, “Europeans migrate south as continent drifts deeper into crisis”, the Guardian:
      The Guardian has spoken to dozens of Europeans who have left, or are planning to leave. Their stories highlight surprising new migration routes – from Lisbon to Luanda, Dublin to Perth, Barcelona to Buenos Aires – as well as more traditional migration patterns.
  2. (transitive) To be a highlight of.
  3. (transitive) To mark (important passages of text), e.g. with a fluorescent marker pen or in a wordprocessor, as a means of memory retention or for later reference.
  4. (transitive) To dye (part of the hair) a different color than the rest.

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