Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “highlight”

See all translations

highlight

verb [T] uk   /ˈhaɪ.laɪt/ us  
B2 to attract attention to or emphasize something important: The report highlights the need for improved safety. The spelling mistakes in the text had been highlighted in green.
More examples

highlight

noun uk   /ˈhaɪ.laɪt/ us  

highlight noun (BEST PART)

B2 [C] the best or most exciting, entertaining, or interesting part of something: Highlights of the match will be shown after the news.

highlight noun (HAIR)

[C usually plural] a narrow strip of hair on a person's head that has been made a lighter colour than the surrounding hair
(Definition of highlight from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of highlight?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “highlight” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More