highlight

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From high + light.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

highlight (plural highlights)

  1. An area or a spot in a drawing, painting, or photograph that is strongly illuminated.
  2. An especially significant or interesting detail or event.
  3. (cosmetics) A strand or spot hair dyed a different color than the rest.

Antonyms[edit]

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

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Verb[edit]

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) with a usually fluorescent marker as a means of memory retention or for later reference.

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