- (formerly) a lighting unit for spotlighting the front of the stage, producing illumination by means of a flame of mixed gases directed at a cylinder of lime and having a special lens for concentrating the light in a strong beam.
- the light so produced.
- Chiefly British. a lighting unit, especially a spotlight.
OTHER WORDS FROM limelightlimelighter, noun
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Olfaction, long the Cinderella of the senses, was thrown into the limelight of the scientific mainstream.Our Mind-Boggling Sense of Smell - Issue 91: The Amazing Brain|Ann-Sophie Barwich|October 14, 2020|Nautilus
Not to be outdone at the ’85 Cologne show, Harley-Davidson was, as usual, way ahead of its time with this Sportster-powered, Katana-inspired Café Racer, which shared the limelight with the new GSX-R750, Bimota Tesi, et al.22 of the weirdest concept motorcycles ever made|By John Burns/Cycle World|September 10, 2020|Popular-Science
Meanwhile, brands owned by Dongguan-based BBK Electronics Corporation—realme, Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus, and iQOO—were also in the limelight.India’s online shopping festivals show its anti-China sentiment is more talk than action|Ananya Bhattacharya|August 6, 2020|Quartz
The brazen land grab of Crimea was planned while Putin was enjoying the limelight of the Sochi Winter Olympics.Putin Is Lying on Ukraine—and the West Can’t Stop Him|Jamie Dettmer|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, Cooke can never really bring himself to see Joplin as ruined by the limelight.Janis Joplin’s Kozmic Blues|William O’Connor|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There were speeches, but not from Joe Sutter, who held back from the limelight.The Sexy Dream of the 747|Clive Irving|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Sam more or less managed to stay out of the limelight until he was connected to the star of Sydney White.Sam Lutfi Is Young Hollywood’s Most Infamous Svengali|Amy Zimmerman|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it became pretty clear once Levine was in the limelight why this Jane dumped his ass.Adam Levine Is Off the Market… Thank God|Emily Shire|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Limelight and the center of the stage was a passion of Sam Clemens's boyhood, a love of the spectacular that never wholly died.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
Used to going unostentatiously about with her chums, she now found herself continually in the limelight.Marjorie Dean College Freshman|Pauline Lester
The vulgarity and love of the limelight which Du Maurier had satirized were multiplied tenfold.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. IV of IV.|Charles L. Graves
The clashing bayonets flashed like quicksilver, and faces were lit up as by limelight.The Childrens' Story of the War, Volume 4 (of 10)|James Edward Parrott
Years ago a limelight was so arranged as to be used on board ship for illuminating objects at a great distance.A Yacht Voyage Round England|W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for limelight
- a type of lamp, formerly used in stage lighting, in which light is produced by heating lime to white heat
- Also called: calcium light brilliant white light produced in this way