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Meaning of SPOTLIGHT

Pronunciation:  'spât`lIt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer
  2. [n]  a focus of public attention; "he enjoyed being in the limelight"
  3. [v]  illuminate with a spotlight, as in the theater
  4. [v]  move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent; "The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics"

SPOTLIGHT is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: foreground, highlight, limelight, play up, public eye, spot
 Antonyms: background, downplay, play down
 See Also: bring out, illume, illuminate, illumine, lamp, light, light up, prominence, set off, theater light



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Spot"light`\, n.
The projected spot or circle of light used to illuminate
brilliantly a single person or object or group on the stage;
leaving the rest of the stage more or less unilluminated;
hence, conspicuous public notice. [Cant or Colloq.]