Meaning of “highlighter” in the English Dictionary

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"highlighter" in British English

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highlighternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhaɪˌlaɪ.tər/ us /ˈhaɪˌlaɪ.t̬ɚ/

a special pen containing bright ink, used to mark words in a book, magazine, etc.

(Definition of “highlighter” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"highlighter" in American English

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highlighternoun [ C ]

us /ˈhɑɪˌlɑɪ·t̬ər/

a pen with a wide writing end and bright, transparent ink which is used to color parts of a text to make them easier to find later

(Definition of “highlighter” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)