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limelight

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noun lime·light \ˈlīm-ˌlīt\

Definition of limelight

  1. 1a :  a stage lighting instrument producing illumination by means of an oxyhydrogen flame directed on a cylinder of lime and usually equipped with a lens to concentrate the light in a beamb :  the white light produced by such an instrumentc British :  spotlight

  2. 2 :  the center of public attention

Examples of limelight in a Sentence

  1. an actress who discovered that the limelight was not such a glowing experience when her privacy was invaded

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First Known Use of limelight

1826


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limelight

verb lime·light

Definition of limelight

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to center attention on :  spotlight

First Known Use of limelight

1909



LIMELIGHT Defined for Kids

limelight

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noun lime·light \ˈlīm-ˌlīt\

Definition of limelight for Students

  1. :  the center of public attention



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