highlighter

[ hahy-lahy-ter ]
/ ˈhaɪˌlaɪ tər /

noun

a felt-tip pen with a wide nib for highlighting passages of printed material in a soft, transparent color.
a cosmetic powder or cream applied to the face in places where light would naturally hit, as the cheeks, forehead, chin, and center of the nose, to create a glowing effect.

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Origin of highlighter

First recorded in 1965–70; highlight + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for highlighter

highlighter
/ (ˈhaɪˌlaɪtə) /

noun

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