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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Professional divers are used to low visibility and lowlight conditions like that underwater. John Ismay, New York Times, "Why the Thailand Cave Rescue Was So Difficult: A Diver Explains," 10 July 2018 The P21 Pro flagship from Huawei is the first to include three lenses: one color, one monochrome (to help with depth and lowlight situations), and one 3x zoom. Geoffrey A. Fowler, chicagotribune.com, "Whoa! Meet the future phones that fold up, have 9 cameras and charge over thin air.," 6 July 2018 The P21 Pro flagship from Huawei is the first to include three lenses: one color, one monochrome (to help with depth and lowlight situations), and one 3x zoom. Geoffrey Fowler, courant.com, "Future Phones: They Fold Like Napkins, Have 9 Cameras, Charge Over Thin Air," 6 July 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

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1882, in the meaning defined above

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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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