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Meaning of LIMELIGHT

Pronunciation:  'lIm`lIt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a lamp consisting of a flame directed at a cylinder of lime with a lens to concentrate the light; formerly used for stage lighting
  2. [n]  a focus of public attention; "he enjoyed being in the limelight"

LIMELIGHT is a 9 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: calcium light, public eye, spotlight
 See Also: lamp, prominence, theater light



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lime"light`\, n. (Theat.)
That part of the stage upon which the limelight as cast,
usually where the most important action is progressing or
where the leading player or players are placed and upon which
the attention of the spectators is therefore concentrated.
Hence, consspicuous position before the public; as,
politicians who are never happy except in the limelight.

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