- a cosmetic used to emphasize some part of the face, as the eyes or the cheekbones.
- a felt-tip pen with a wide nib for highlighting passages of printed material in a soft, transparent color.
Origin of highlighter
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Examples from the Web for highlighter
She is about to get pages 196 and 197, torn from People and heavily marked with a highlighter pen, shoved under her door.Welcome to Showbiz Sharia Law
P. J. O’Rourke
May 4, 2014
Uncap your highlighter, however, when you see the word “Yellowstone” or “father,” or “cancer.”Clues for Finding Forrest Fenn’s Buried Treasure, Part 2
March 3, 2013
- 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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