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  Definition of limelight
  1. a lamp consisting of a flame directed at a cylinder of lime with a lens to concentrate the light; formerly used for stage lighting
  2. a focus of public attention; "he enjoyed being in the limelight"; "when Congress investigates it brings the full glare of publicity to the agency"
Similar Words: calcium light, spotlight, glare, public eye

 

Member Meronyms: theater light

 

Derivational Morphology: foreground, highlight, spotlight, play up

 

 
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