Definition of lowlight in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈləʊlʌɪt/


1 (lowlights) Darker streaks in a person’s hair produced by dyeing: lowlights are subtle with a natural result
More example sentences
  • Add slenderizing vertical lines to your hair through well placed highlights or lowlights.
  • Subtle and calming multidimensional colors, including highlights and lowlights one to shades different from the base color, dominate the season to reflect a relaxed and natural look.
  • In other colourful news, I've just had some reddish/copper lowlights put in my hair.
2 informal A particularly disappointing or dull event or feature: it was easily the season lowlight for the team, with three losses in two games
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  • 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.

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