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highlight

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noun high·light \ˈhī-ˌlīt\

Definition of highlight

  1. 1 :  the lightest spot or area (as in a painting) :  any of several spots in a modeled drawing or painting that receives the greatest amount of illumination

  2. 2 :  something (as an event or detail) that is of major significance or special interest

Examples of highlight in a sentence

  1. I missed the game, but I saw the highlights on the evening news.

Circa 1889

First Known Use of highlight

circa 1889

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highlight

verb high·light

Definition of highlight

highlighted

highlighting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to throw a strong light on

  3. 2 a :  to center attention on b :  to constitute a highlight of

  4. 3 a :  to mark (text) with a highlighter b :  to cause (as text or an icon) to be displayed in a way that stands out on a computer screen

Examples of highlight in a sentence

  1. Unfortunately, the media insisted upon highlighting his troubled past.

  2. Our trip was highlighted by a great jazz concert we attended.

  3. The students highlighted important vocabulary words in their textbooks.

  4. Important names and dates in each chapter are highlighted.

1927

First Known Use of highlight

1927


HIGHLIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

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highlight

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noun high·light \ˈhī-ˌlīt\

Definition of highlight for English Language Learners

  • : something (such as an event or a detail) that is very interesting, exciting, or important : the best part of something

  • : a light spot or area


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highlight

verb high·light

Definition of highlight for English Language Learners

  • : to make or try to make people notice or be aware of (someone or something) : to direct attention to (someone or something)

  • : to be a very interesting, exciting, or important part of (something)

  • : to mark (something, such as text) with a bright color


HIGHLIGHT Defined for Kids

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highlight

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noun high·light \ˈhī-ˌlīt\

Definition of highlight for Students

  1. :  a very interesting event or detail <He mentioned the highlights of his trip.>


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highlight

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verb high·light

Definition of highlight for Students

highlighted

highlighting

  1. 1 :  emphasize <The speech highlighted the problems we face.>

  2. 2 :  to be an interesting event or detail <Dinner highlighted the evening.>

  3. 3 :  to mark with a highlighter <Highlight your spelling words.>

  4. 4 :  to cause (something on a computer screen) to be displayed in a way that stands out



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