highlight

[ hahy-lahyt ]
/ ˈhaɪˌlaɪt /

verb (used with object), high·light·ed, high·light·ing.

to emphasize or make prominent.
to create highlights in (a photograph or engraving).

noun

Also high light. an important, conspicuous, memorable, or enjoyable event, scene, part, or the like: the highlight of his talk; the highlight of the concert series.
the area of most intense light on a represented form, as in a painting or photograph.

Origin of highlight

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; high + light1

Related forms

high·light·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for highlight

highlight

/ (ˈhaɪˌlaɪt) /

noun

an area of the lightest tone in a painting, drawing, photograph, etc
the most exciting or memorable part of an event or period of time
(often plural) a bleached blond streak in the hair

verb (tr)

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