Definition of limelight in English:


Line breaks: lime|light
Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪmlʌɪt


1 (the limelight) The focus of public attention: the shock win has thrust him 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.
the focus of attention, public attention, public notice, public interest, the public eye, media attention, media interest; public recognition, publicity, the glare of publicity, prominence, exposure, hype, glare, the spotlight; fame, renown, celebrity, stardom, notability, eminence
2Intense white light obtained by heating lime, formerly used in theatres.

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