lowlight

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

low +‎ light. Formed by analogy with highlight.

Noun[edit]

lowlight ‎(plural lowlights)

  1. A particularly bad or mediocre aspect.
    • 2007 September 14, Richard Sandomir, “Right Tools Help Make Right Mix in Booth”, in New York Times[1]:
      He is not commenting on Dick Cheney’s marksmanship lowlights here.
  2. In hairstyling, a highlight in a darker colour rather than a lighter one.

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Verb[edit]

lowlight ‎(third-person singular simple present lowlights, present participle lowlighting, simple past and past participle lowlighted)

  1. (transitive) To dye (part of the hair) a darker colour than the rest.