lowlight

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

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.

Recent Examples on the Web

Her signature dark black hair is now a bright blond with rooted lowlights. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, "Kendall Jenner Debuted Bright Blond Hair at London Fashion Week," 16 Sep. 2019 Thomas’s game also had lowlights with two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, the second causing an ejection. Andy Greder, Twin Cities, "Gophers to wear new Goldy mascot helmet vs. Fresno State; U recruit makes ‘SportsCenter’ Top 10," 7 Sep. 2019 Here's a look back, decade by decade, at how the teams have fared and the highlights -- and lowlights -- of their matchups. Kori Rumore And Jemal R. Brinson, chicagotribune.com, "The NFL's oldest rivalry: Every Chicago Bears game against the Green Bay Packers since 1921," 5 Sep. 2019 The lowlight was a running game that saw the backs gain just 28 yards on 18 carries. Don Norcross, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Lindsey not ready to name starting quarterback for USD yet," 17 Aug. 2019 The lowlight was losing to Toomey in November, as the GOP enjoyed big wins in the 2010 midterms. Jim Geraghty, National Review, "Joe Sestak: The Most Interesting Democrat You Forgot Was Running," 6 Aug. 2019 These are some highlights — lowlights? — of a new state budget crafted by Gov. Gavin Newsom and the heavily Democratic Legislature: — A $1.7-billion income tax increase to finance a wealth redistribution program called the earned income tax credit. George Skelton, latimes.com, "Don’t like Newsom’s state budget? Blame California Republicans," 13 June 2019 And among the lowlights in their 27th loss at home in the past 30 games was a five-run sixth, which featured not one, but two embarrassingly lazy lapses of judgment. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers observations: 2 lazy lapses leave Ron Gardenhire dejected," 19 July 2019 Here are the highlights and lowlights of the World's largest music festival. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Summerfest posts a 6% drop in attendance, for the lowest total in more than 30 years," 8 July 2019

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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

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

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