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lime·light

 (līm′līt′)
n.
1. A focus of public attention.
2.
a. An early type of stage light in which lime was heated to incandescence producing brilliant illumination.
b. The brilliant white light so produced. Also called calcium light.

limelight

(ˈlaɪmˌlaɪt)
n
1. the limelight a position of public attention or notice (esp in the phrase in the limelight)
2. (Theatre)
a. a type of lamp, formerly used in stage lighting, in which light is produced by heating lime to white heat
b. Also called: calcium light brilliant white light produced in this way
ˈlimeˌlighter n

lime•light

(ˈlaɪmˌlaɪt)

n.
1. a position at the center of public attention, observation, or notoriety: an artist in the limelight.
2.
a. (formerly) a spotlight unit for the stage, using a flame of mixed gases directed at a cylinder of lime and a special lens to concentrate the light in a strong beam.
b. the light so produced.
[1820–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.limelight - a focus of public attentionlimelight - a focus of public attention; "he enjoyed being in the limelight"; "when Congress investigates it brings the full glare of publicity to the agency"
prominence - the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent
2.limelight - a lamp consisting of a flame directed at a cylinder of lime with a lens to concentrate the light; formerly used for stage lighting
lamp - an artificial source of visible illumination
theater light - any of various lights used in a theater

limelight

noun publicity, recognition, fame, the spotlight, attention, prominence, stardom, public eye, public notice, glare of publicity He has been thrust into the limelight with a high-profile job.
Translations
شُهْرَه: في الأضْواء
kalklichtspotlicht

limelight

[ˈlaɪmlaɪt] Nluz f de calcio
to be in the limelightser el centro de atención, estar en el candelero
to hog the limelightacaparar or llevarse todo el protagonismo
he never sought the limelightno trató nunca de acaparar la atención

limelight

[ˈlaɪmlaɪt] n
to be in the limelight → être sous les projecteurs
to be thrust into the limelight → être propulsé(e) sous les projecteurs

limelight

nRampenlicht nt; to be in the limelightim Rampenlicht or im Licht der Öffentlichkeit stehen; he never sought the limelighter stand nie gern im Rampenlicht or im Licht der Öffentlichkeit

limelight

[ˈlaɪmˌlaɪt] n to be in the limelightessere alla ribalta, essere in vista

lime1

(laim) noun
the white substance left after heating limestone, used in making cement.
ˈlimestone noun
a kind of rock.
ˈlimelight: in the limelight
attracting the public's attention.
References in classic literature ?
The article, being libelous, had to be returned as impossible; and I had to renounce my dream of dragging its author into the limelight.
He was willing to do that, for he was a true son of the great city of razzle-dazzle, and to him one evening in the limelight made up for many dark ones.
A young man whom he had once corrected had christened him, half jestingly, Sir Galahad, and certainly his life in London, a life which had to bear all the while the test of the limelight, had appeared to merit some such title.
The presence of Lady Wetherby acted as a temporary check on the development of the situation, but after they had been seated at their table a short time the lights of the restaurant were suddenly lowered, a coloured limelight became manifest near the roof, and classical music made itself heard from the fiddles in the orchestra.
Now and again, from afar off, between the slam and bump of his shifting scenery, the glare of his manipulated limelight, and the controlled rolling of his thunder-drums, I catch his voice, lifted in encouragement and advice to his fellow-countrymen.
But he is a born charlatan--you've heard me tell him so to his face--a born charlatan, with a kind of dramatic trick of jumping into the limelight.
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