highlight - definition and synonyms


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  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.


      [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


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