lowlight

noun
low·​light | \ˈlō-ˌlīt \

Definition of lowlight 

: a particularly bad or unpleasant event, detail, or part

Examples of lowlight in a Sentence

That meal turned out to be one of the lowlights of our vacation.

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But regular visits to the salon for darkened roots with nuanced highlights and butterscotch lowlights painted on balayage style for just-back-from-the-beach dimension are a safe bet for approximating the look. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Behati Prinsloo Has the Perfect Shade of Victoria's Secret Blonde for Next Week's Show," 31 Oct. 2018 But here are a few of the highlights (and lowlights) from Friday and Sunday in the form of mock awards. Michael Rietmulder, The Seattle Times, "The best and worst of Bumbershoot 2018," 3 Sep. 2018 Right-hander Mike Wright recorded another promising relief performance that might go unnoticed within the lowlights of another Orioles loss. Eduardo A. Encina, baltimoresun.com, "Early Orioles notes: Mike Wright on the right path as reliever; Mancini gets day off," 7 July 2018 The lowlight was a try at a running catch on a slicing fly ball hit by Johan Camargo that Thames initially gloved but couldn't corral completely before the ball popped out and plopped onto the top of the wall. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 5, Braves 4: A big third inning and a nice start for Freddy Peralta are enough," 6 July 2018 With ease the teenager lists when and where the tractors in his dad's collection were made and who their companies' founders were along with highlights and lowlights of the firms' histories. Mitchell Kirk, Post-Tribune, "Cass County man collects tractors from around the world," 6 July 2018 Among the lowlights have been a 31-pitch, four-run fifth inning in a loss to the Washington Nationals last week and a 7-3 defeat Sunday against the Atlanta Braves that ruined a potential road sweep. Katherine Fominykh, baltimoresun.com, "With Orioles reeling, right-hander David Hess hopes to put Angels 'on the defensive'," 29 June 2018 Yohander Mendez: His season highlight was a lowlight, as he was optioned back to Round Rock after only one MLB start following a violation of team rules last month in Kansas City. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "In a development season for Rangers, how is the development going?," 2 July 2018 Each person contributed a highlight and lowlight from each day, along with at least one new thing. Bonnie Tsui, Redbook, "What It's Like to Travel Through 4 Countries In 3 Months With 2 Kids," 23 May 2017

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First Known Use of lowlight

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lowlight was in 1882

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lowlight

noun

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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