Definition of lowlight in English:

lowlight

Line breaks: low|light
Pronunciation: /ˈləʊlʌɪt
 
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noun

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
More 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

1920s: from low1, suggested by highlight.

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