highlight definition, meaning - what is highlight in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

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   us   /ˈhaɪ.laɪt/
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   us   /ˈhaɪ.laɪt/

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

disappear off the face of the earth

to disappear completely

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More