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spotlight

noun
 
 
/ˈspɒtlaɪt/
[C] a strong light that can be pointed in different directionsLighting and light fittings in the home
the spotlight If someone is in the spotlight, they get public attention by being on television, in the newspapers, etc.: She's rarely out of the media spotlight these days.Fame and famous
spotlight verb [T] ( past tense and past participle spotlighted, spotlit)
Translations of “spotlight”
in Chinese (Traditional) 聚光燈, 聚光燈照明圈…
in Russian прожектор…
in Turkish sahne ışığı, projektör, spot…
in Chinese (Simplified) 聚光灯, 聚光灯照明圈…
in Polish jupiter, reflektor…
(Definition of spotlight from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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