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lowlight

Syllabification: low·light
Pronunciation: /ˈlōlīt
 
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Definition of lowlight in English:

noun

informal
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.

Origin

early 20th century: from low1, suggested by highlight.

Words that rhyme with lowlight

spotlighttorchlight

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