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highlight

[ hahy-lahyt ]
/ ˈhaɪˌlaɪt /
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verb (used with object), high·light·ed, high·light·ing.
noun
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Origin of highlight

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