Definition of "highlight" []

  • An area or a spot in a drawing, painting, or photograph that is strongly illuminated. (noun)
  • An especially significant or interesting detail or event. (noun)
  • To give a highlight to (the subject of a painting, for example). (verb-transitive)
  • To make prominent; emphasize. (verb-transitive)
  • To be a highlight of. (verb-transitive)
  • An area of the lightest tone in a painting, drawing, photograph, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The most exciting or memorable part of an event or period of time (noun)
  • A bleached blond streak in the hair (noun)
  • To mark (any brightly illuminated or prominent part of a form or figure) with light tone (verb)
  • To bring notice or emphasis to (verb)
  • To be the highlight of (verb)
  • To produce blond streaks in (the hair) by bleaching (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "highlight" in a sentence
  • "The term highlight gets used a lot for different things."
  • "Another highlight is a feature that lets you dictate e-mails, Tweets and Facebook posts without having to type."
  • "At Lake Chapala, where we live, a highlight is the passion play in Ajijic."