Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

highlight

 - definitions and thesaurus
 
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
noun highlight pronunciation in British English /ˈhaɪˌlaɪt/ 
Word Forms
Close
singularhighlight
pluralhighlights

Related meanings

  1. 1
    [countable] [usually singular] the most exciting, impressive, or interesting part of an event

    Other festival highlights include a new children's opera by Christopher Brown.

    highlight of:

    The highlight of the trip was visiting the Great Wall of China.

    1. a.
      humorous used about something that is not very exciting at all

      Spilling my coffee was the main highlight of the day.

    2. b.

      highlights

      [plural] the most interesting or exciting parts of something such as a sports match that are broadcast on television after it has finished

      I like to watch the highlights of the day's tennis.

  2. 2

    highlights

    [plural] pieces of hair that are a lighter colour than the rest

    a girl with blonde highlights

likebait

web content which is specifically intended to make Facebook users click the 'Like' button associated with it

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

Grexit

the possibility of Greece leaving the Eurozone …

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog