What does highlight mean?

Definitions for highlight

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. highlight, high spot(noun)

    the most interesting or memorable part

    "the highlight of the tour was our visit to the Vatican"

  2. highlight, highlighting(verb)

    an area of lightness in a picture

  3. foreground, highlight, spotlight, play up(verb)

    move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent

    "The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics"

  4. highlight(verb)

    apply a highlighter to one's cheeks or eyebrows in order to make them more prominent

    "highlight the area above your eyebrows"


  1. highlight(v. t.)

    To make (part of a text or image) more prominent, especially by making it of a lighter hue or of a different color than the remaining part.

  2. highlight(n.)

    The most memorable or enjoyable part; -- of events or activities; as, the highlight of our trip was the tour of the Vatican.


  1. highlight(Noun)

    An area or a spot in a drawing, painting, or photograph that is strongly illuminated.

  2. highlight(Noun)

    An especially significant or interesting detail or event.

  3. highlight(Noun)

    A strand or spot hair dyed a different color than the rest.

  4. highlight(Verb)

    To make prominent; emphasize.

  5. highlight(Verb)

    To be a highlight of.

  6. highlight(Verb)

    To mark (important passages of text) with a usually fluorescent marker as a means of memory retention or for later reference.

  7. Origin: From high + light.


  1. Highlight

    Highlight is a mobile ambient awareness app. When you come within a few blocks of another Highlight user who is your Facebook friend or that you have friends or interests in common with, Highlight sends you a push notification and lets you message them. The app’s homescreen displays a reverse chronological list of all the people you’ve crossed paths with.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'highlight' in Verbs Frequency: #595

How to pronounce highlight?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of highlight in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of highlight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of highlight in a Sentence

  1. Donna Orender:

    Life is not a highlight film.

  2. Tonya Rapley:

    It's basically a highlight film.

  3. Lukas Nelson:

    That was like the highlight of my life at that point.

  4. David Womark:

    But a great drama can highlight the human element of the problem.

  5. Shiori Ito:

    I would like to highlight this point : nonconsensual sex is rape.

Images & Illustrations of highlight

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Translations for highlight

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  • تسليط الArabic
  • ressaltar, llum, marcar, emfasitzar, subratllar, remarcarCatalan, Valencian
  • zvýraznitCzech
  • Höhepunkt, Highlight, hervorheben, beleuchten, markierenGerman
  • enfatizar, resaltar, rizo, marcarSpanish
  • روشن, پررنگ, برجستهPersian
  • tähdentää, kohokohta, korostaa, painottaa, korostusFinnish
  • rehaut, moment le plus marquant, surligner, instant le plus marquant, temps fortFrench
  • मुख्य आकर्षणHindi
  • megjelöl, melír, kiemelHungarian
  • evidenziare, enfatizzare, evento, mettere in evidenzaItalian
  • miramiraMāori
  • markere, utheve, betoneNorwegian
  • realçar, enfatizarPortuguese
  • [[выдвига́ть]] [[на]] [[пе́рвый]] [[план]], вы́делиться, вы́делить, выделя́ть, подчеркну́ть, [[основно́й]] [[моме́нт]], подчёркивать, [[вы́двинуть]] [[на]] [[пе́рвый]] [[план]], [[све́тлый]] [[уча́сток]], выделя́тьсяRussian
  • наглашавати, истицатиSerbo-Croatian
  • slinga, höjdpunktSwedish
  • முன்னிலைப்படுத்தTamil
  • 突出Chinese

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