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- Hyphenation: spot‧light
spotlight (plural spotlights)
- A bright, directional light or lamp, especially one used to illuminate the focus or center of attention on a stage.
- (by extension) The circle of light shed by a spotlight.
- (figurative) The center of attention; the highlight or most important part.
- Some people enjoy the spotlight.
a bright lamp, especially one used to illuminate the center of attention on a stage
the circle of light shed by a spotlight
the center of attention; the highlight or most important part
- (transitive) To illuminate with a spotlight.
- 1984 April 14, Michael Bronski, “Sophistication and Verve”, in Gay Community News, page 18:
- The first act of Me & Julie presents Mr. Short in a black tie at his piano, beneath a golden arched proscenium, spotlighted on an otherwise dark stage.
- We spotlight the star, but the supporting cast has all the great lines in this scene.
- (transitive, figurative) To draw attention to.
- The news series served to spotlight corruption.
- Synonym of
illuminate with a spotlight
draw attention to