Definition of limelight in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlīmˌlīt/


1Intense white light obtained by heating a cylinder of lime, formerly used in theaters.
1.1 (the limelight) The focus of public attention: the works that brought the artists into the limelight
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  • As that group of teenagers continue to hog the limelight, Doumbe is relieved to be emerging from the shadows.
  • Similarly, Nilambur continues to hog the limelight when it comes to earthenware.
  • The oldies hog the limelight, leaving the modern beauties crying for attention.
focus of attention, public attention, public interest, media attention, public eye, glare of publicity, prominence, spotlight;
center stage

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Syllabification: lime·light

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