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Noun: limelight  'lIm,lIt
  1. A focus of public attention
    "he enjoyed being in the limelight";
    - spotlight, glare, public eye
  2. A lamp consisting of a flame directed at a cylinder of lime with a lens to concentrate the light; formerly used for stage lighting
    - calcium light

Derived forms: limelights

Type of: lamp, prominence

Part of: theater light [US], theatre light

Encyclopedia: Limelight