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highlighter

[hahy-lahy-ter] /ˈhaɪˌlaɪ tər/
noun
1.
a cosmetic used to emphasize some part of the face, as the eyes or the cheekbones.
2.
a felt-tip pen with a wide nib for highlighting passages of printed material in a soft, transparent color.
Origin of highlighter
1965-1970
First recorded in 1965-70; highlight + -er1
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highlighter

/ˈhaɪˌlaɪtə/
noun
1.
a cosmetic cream or powder applied to the face to highlight the cheekbones, eyes, etc
2.
a fluorescent felt-tip pen used as a marker to emphasize a section of text without obscuring it
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