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Noun: highlight  'hI,lIt
  1. The most interesting or memorable part
    "the highlight of the tour was our visit to the Vatican";
    - high spot
  2. An area of lightness in a picture
    - highlighting
  3. A light coloured streak in hair made by dyeing or bleaching
Verb: highlight  'hI,lIt
  1. Emphasise or focus on to make more important or prominent
    "The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics";
    - foreground, spotlight, play up
  2. Apply a highlighter to one's cheeks or eyebrows in order to make them more prominent
    "highlight the area above your eyebrows"

Derived forms: highlights, highlighting, highlighted

See also: emphasise [Brit], emphasize, underline, underscore

Type of: bring out, detail, item, light, lightness, make up, particular, set off

Antonym: background

Encyclopedia: Highlight