the spotlight

Definition of the spotlight

  1. :  public attention or notice a baseball star who hates the spotlight They're always in the spotlight. School violence is once again under the media spotlight. The news article turned/put the spotlight on the city's financial problems.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a projected spot of light used to illuminate brilliantly a person, object, or group on a stage

    :  public notice or attention

    :  a light designed to direct a narrow intense beam of light on a small area

  1. :  to illuminate with a spotlight

    :  to direct attention to :  highlight

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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