Limelight



[lahym-lahyt] /ˈlaɪmˌlaɪt/

noun
1.
Theater.

2.
the center of public attention, interest, observation, or notoriety:
He seems fond of the limelight.
/ˈlaɪmˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
the limelight, a position of public attention or notice (esp in the phrase in the limelight)
2.

n.

1826, popular name for Drummond light, a brilliant light created by the incandescence of lime (n.1); adopted for lighthouses and later for the Victorian stage, where it illuminated the principal actors, hence the figurative sense of “on stage, at the center of attention” (1877).

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