Definition of "highlighting" []

  • An area of the lightest tone in a painting, drawing, photograph, etc (noun)
  • 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)
  • Present participle of highlight. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • An area of the skin or hair containing highlights. (noun)
  • Causing emphasis, drawing attention; revealing. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "highlighting" in a sentence
  • "In a brief interview, I spoke to Robinson about "climate justice," a term highlighting that climate change is a human rights issue for which the West is largely responsible."
  • "My worry is that some bright spark will come up with the idea of an English Liberation Army, based on the IRA - after all we can all see how successful terrorist organisatins have been in "highlighting" their causes; haven't we?"
  • "Another point worth highlighting is that napping is not just a cure for drowsiness."