klieg light

noun
\ ˈklēg- \
variants: or kleig light

Definition of klieg light 

: a carbon arc lamp used especially in making motion pictures

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As the wedding approached, British newspapers swung the klieg lights of their attention to Ms. Markle’s estranged half siblings, who said scathing things about a bride whom few Britons knew. Ellen Barry, New York Times, "As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Wed, a New Era Dawns," 19 May 2018 Battle Vaughan Miami Herald File Charlie organized a spectacular opening night complete with red carpets, klieg lights, antique cars — and a public appearance of Arnaz's divorced parents, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Steve Rothaus, miamiherald, "At last, the story is now all about late 'legendary press agent' Charlie Cinnamon," 11 June 2018 Pierini is arguably one of B Street’s most versatile and talented players, a veritable Swiss Army knife under klieg lights who can write, direct and act. Mitchel Benson, sacbee, "Air guitar becomes life philosophy in B Street's effervescent 'Airness' | The Sacramento Bee," 23 May 2018 As the wedding approached, British newspapers swung the klieg lights of their attention to Markle’s estranged half siblings, who said scathing things about a bride whom few Britons knew. Ellen Barry, BostonGlobe.com, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed, and a new era dawns in Britain," 19 May 2018 The play, in development since 2016, shrewdly turns a klieg light on our souls, searching every corner of us to expose our beliefs and our biases - not so much to the world but to ourselves. Andrea Simakis, cleveland.com, "'American Dreams' at Cleveland Public Theatre uses game-show format to put the immigration debate in our hands (review)," 22 Feb. 2018 Under the klieg lights, his anti-Chevron fervor mysteriously evaporated. Mark Joseph Stern, Slate Magazine, "Can Neil Gorsuch Answer a Question?," 21 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of klieg light

1919, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for klieg light

John H. Kliegl †1959 & Anton T. Kliegl †1927 German-born American lighting experts

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