Definition of highlighter in English:

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highlighter

Pronunciation: /ˈhʌɪlʌɪtə/

noun

1A broad marker pen used to overlay transparent fluorescent colour on text or a part of an illustration.
Example sentences
  • When I left for pastures new, I had literally a couple of dozen pencils, disposable ballpoints, marker pens, and highlighters stashed in my top drawer.
  • Keep the study zone bright and clean, keep study supplies like pens, paper, highlighters and a dictionary on hand, and keep it free of distractions like the television, the telephone and loud music.
  • I'm one of those people who reads books with a highlighter or pen and I note passages that I find particularly meaningful/moving/well-written/enraging.
2A cosmetic used to emphasize features such as the eyes or cheekbones.
Example sentences
  • The creamy concealers and highlighters in Pixi's Eye Bright Kit are the ultimate cover-up for bleary eyes the morning after the night before.
  • The four eyeshadows are easy to apply (with fingertips) and also double up as highlighters and lipgloss.
  • Imitate the look with the newest highlighters or light-reflecting lotions and tints, which help scatter light, leaving you with a noticeably glowing look.
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