Definition of highlight
(Entry 1 of 2)
1a : something (such as an event or detail) that is of major significance or special interest Visiting the Alps was a highlight of their trip to Europe.
b : a summary of the most significant or interesting parts of something (such as a completed sporting event) presented typically on a television broadcast — usually plural watched highlights of the night's games
2 : a spot or area that is lighter than surrounding spots or areas: such as
a : the lightest part or one of the lightest parts of a painting, drawing, etc. especially : one that depicts the areas of the subject receiving the greatest amount of illumination added highlights to the painting used white pencil for the highlights and charcoal for the shadows
b : a lighter area of the hair specifically : such an area created artificially (as through the application of chemical substances) — usually plural brown hair with blond highlights
Definition of highlight (Entry 2 of 2)
1 : to throw a strong light on highlighting featured merchandise on the shelves
b : to constitute a significant or especially interesting part of : to constitute a highlight of His trip to Europe was highlighted by a visit to Vatican City.
3a : to mark (text) with a highlighter
b : to cause (something, such as text or an icon) to be displayed in a way that stands out on an electronic screen (as of a computer or smartphone) highlighted the sentence and deleted it
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