low·​light | \ ˈlō-ˌlīt How to pronounce lowlight (audio) \
plural lowlights

Definition of lowlight

1 : a particularly bad or unpleasant event, detail, or part
2 : an area of the hair made a darker color (as through the application of chemical substances) usually plural And his last rule of thumb is to start with a neutral, all-over color—without it, your highlights and lowlights won't pop.— Rachel Nussbaum

Examples of lowlight in a Sentence

That meal turned out to be one of the lowlights of our vacation.
Recent Examples on the Web The lowlight was a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty Jadeveon Clowney received for throwing Chase Claypool’s shoe, which helped the Steelers sustain their first touchdown drive. cleveland, 5 Jan. 2022 Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow was a rare lowlight for the home team during the first half Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. Dave Clark, The Enquirer, 28 Nov. 2021 The game was a career lowlight both for McVay, who made several head-scratching play calls and timeout decisions, and for Goff, who went 22 of 34 and couldn’t lead a touchdown drive until the Rams were down by 17 points. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 24 Oct. 2021 The highlight of the afternoon for Fournette, and the lowlight for Auburn, came early in the third quarter on a 29-yard touchdown run by Fournette. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, 30 Sep. 2021 Understand that these lures are effective during lowlight conditions and in shallow waters of three feet or less during the heat. Jim Gronaw, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 5 Sep. 2021 With six errors in the first three games in Cleveland, the Orioles made a few lowlight-reel plays and more importantly, made things a lot harder on a pitching staff with enough to worry about. Jon Meoli, baltimoresun.com, 21 June 2021 The enduring lowlight of the game came with 9:32 remaining in the fourth quarter, when a dust-up between Mills and JaKarr Sampson ended with the Indiana forward’s ejection. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, 19 Apr. 2021 The annotators also marked videos with ambient lighting conditions, which can help measure how AI systems treat skin tones under lowlight conditions. John Mccormick, WSJ, 8 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of lowlight

1882, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of lowlight was in 1882

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“Lowlight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lowlight. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of lowlight

: something (such as an event or a detail) that is very unpleasant or dull : the worst part of something


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