- a strong, focused light thrown upon a particular spot, as on a small area of a stage or in a television studio, for making some object, person, or group especially conspicuous.
- a lamp for producing such a light.
- a brilliant light with a focused beam, mounted on the side of an automobile and used for illuminating objects not within range of the headlights.
- the area of immediate or conspicuous public attention: Asia is in the spotlight now.
- to direct the beam of a spotlight upon; light with a spotlight.
- to make conspicuous; call attention to: Newspapers spotlighted the story for a week.
- to hunt (animals) using a spotlight in order to temporarily blind or confuse them.
- to hunt by using a spotlight.
Origin of spotlight
Related Words for spotlitlimelight, publicity, light, notoriety, fame, highlight, publicize, accentuate, illuminate, interest, flashlight, floodlight, feature
Examples from the Web for spotlit
Contemporary Examples of spotlit
Surely it should have ended with a spotlit shirtless leader on a horse, or wrestling a bear.Sorry Putin, the Sochi Opening Ceremony Was Totally Gay
February 7, 2014
Historical Examples of spotlit
Behind the curtain, it was dim and spotlit, almost identical to Florida, and half a dozen vehicles waited.Makers
- a powerful light focused so as to illuminate a small area, usually mounted so that it can be directed at will
- the spotlight the focus of attention
- to direct a spotlight on
- to focus attention on
see in the limelight (spotlight); steal the show (spotlight).