limelight

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Etymology[edit]

lime +‎ light

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Noun[edit]

limelight ‎(countable and uncountable, plural limelights)

  1. A type of stage lighting once used in theatres and music halls, producing a bright light by the use of incandescent quicklime.
  2. (by extension) Attention, notice, a starring or central role, present fame.

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Verb[edit]

limelight ‎(third-person singular simple present limelights, present participle limelighting, simple past and past participle limelighted or limelit)

  1. to illuminate with limelight

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