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1. limelight

noun. ['ˈlaɪmˌlaɪt'] a lamp consisting of a flame directed at a cylinder of lime with a lens to concentrate the light; formerly used for stage lighting.

Synonyms

  • calcium light
  • theater light

Antonyms

  • background
  • play down
  • dullness

Etymology

  • light (English)
  • leoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lime (English)
  • lim (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Limelight

  • acolyte
  • backlight
  • calite
  • calite
  • candlelight
  • carmelite
  • cryolite
  • daylight
  • flashlight
  • floodlight
  • footlight
  • genlyte
  • headlight
  • highlight
  • impolite
  • inflight
  • israelite
  • lazulite
  • mandalite
  • midflight

Example sentences of the word limelight


1. Noun, singular or mass
Once your target is in the limelight or the class is especially quiet, you can make the call.

2. Adjective
Prune your limelight hydrangea during summer and autumn to remove faded flower blossoms.

2. limelight

noun. ['ˈlaɪmˌlaɪt'] a focus of public attention.

Synonyms

  • prominence
  • spotlight
  • glare

Antonyms

  • oblivion
  • anonymity
  • standing
  • namelessness

Etymology

  • light (English)
  • leoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lime (English)
  • lim (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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