low·​light ˈlō-ˌlīt How to pronounce lowlight (audio)
plural lowlights
: a particularly bad or unpleasant event, detail, or part
: 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 Some recent lowlights: Lethal heat in India This year’s heat wave in India has killed more than 100 people over 3½ months, according to government data obtained by the Associated Press. Max Kim, Los Angeles Times, 3 July 2024 The lowlights for Boston were many, some of them historic: — The 35 points represented the Celtics’ lowest-scoring total in a half, either half, in Mazzulla’s two seasons as coach. — The 26-point halftime deficit was Boston’s second biggest of the season. Tim Reynolds, The Mercury News, 14 June 2024 The Toppin pick was only one lowlight in a series of successful draft nights for a front office to make another pick, or strike another deal, to move the Knicks closer to their ultimate goal of bringing a championship to New York City. Kristian Winfield, New York Daily News, 29 May 2024 Exactly how much is too much at Fox News? To hit a few of the lowlights: Carlson falsely claimed that George Floyd died of a drug overdose after autopsies ruled Floyd’s death a homicide. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 24 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for lowlight 

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
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 14 Jul. 2024.

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