Definition of the spotlight
: 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
: 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
: to illuminate with a spotlight
: to direct attention to : highlight
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