Highlighting



[hahy-lahyt] /ˈhaɪˌlaɪt/

verb (used with object), highlighted, highlighting.
1.
to emphasize or make prominent.
2.
to create highlights in (a photograph or engraving).
noun
3.
Also, high light. an important, conspicuous, memorable, or enjoyable event, scene, part, or the like:
the highlight of his talk; the highlight of the concert series.
4.
the area of most intense on a represented form, as in a painting or photograph.
/ˈhaɪˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
an area of the lightest tone in a painting, drawing, photograph, etc
2.
the most exciting or memorable part of an event or period of time
3.
(often pl) a bleached blond streak in the hair
verb (transitive)
4.
(painting, drawing, photog) to mark (any brightly illuminated or prominent part of a form or figure) with light tone
5.
to bring notice or emphasis to
6.
to be the highlight of
7.
to produce blond streaks in (the hair) by bleaching
n.

1650s, originally of paintings, “the brightest part of a subject,” from high (adj.) + light (n.). The figurative sense of “outstanding feature or characteristic” is from 1855. The verb is from 1861. Hairdressing sense is 1941 (n.), 1942 (v.). Related: Highlighted; highlighting.

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