highlighter

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English[edit]

Pink, yellow, and green highlighters

Etymology[edit]

highlight +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

highlighter (plural highlighters)

  1. A marker pen used to highlight text.
  2. That which highlights or emphasizes something.
    • Samir Chopra, Brave New Pitch
      The IPL was supposed to be a symbol of an ever-more influential, dynamic and prosperous India, a highlighter of its organizational skills and wealth.
    • 2011, Dani Cavallaro, The Fairy Tale and Anime (page 147)
      At the same time, art rooted in nature is eminently ephemeral, as human life itself is, and fairy lore again operates as a highlighter of this essential condition through its own distinctive world picture []

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