Meaning of “spotlight” - Learner’s Dictionary

spotlight

noun us uk /ˈspɒtlaɪt/

[ C ] a strong light that can be pointed in different directions

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.
spotlight verb [ T ] past tense and past participle spotlighted, spotlit

(Definition of “spotlight” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)