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lowlight Syllabification: low·light
Pronunciation: /ˈlōlīt/

Definition of lowlight in English:


A particularly disappointing or dull event or feature.
Example sentences
  • I forget the exact place, but the lowlight came when a roulette croupier stopped all bets before I had put down all of my chips, which wouldn't have been so bad except that I was the only one at the table.
  • Believe it or not, that was not the lowlight of the afternoon.
  • The one lowlight came in the form of the lasagna, which although it tasted fine on top, was blackened on the bottom.


Mid 17th century (originally in the nautical sense 'a less elevated lighthouse or beacon'): from low1, suggested by highlight. The current sense dates from the late 19th century.

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