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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)

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.

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."