Image: view of Munich.
1a: something (such as an event or detail) that is of major significance or special interest
Visiting the Alps was a highlight of their trip to Europe.
b: a summary of the most significant or interesting parts of something (such as a completed sporting event) presented typically on a television broadcast — usually plural
watched highlights of the night’s games
2: a spot or area that is lighter than surrounding spots or areas: such as
a: the lightest part or one of the lightest parts of a painting, drawing, etc.
especially : one that depicts the areas of the subject receiving the greatest amount of illumination
added highlights to the painting
used white pencil for the highlights and charcoal for the shadows
b: a lighter area of the hair
specifically : such an area created artificially (as through the application of chemical substances) — usually plural
brown hair with blond highlights
Definition of highlight (Entry 2 of 2)
1: to throw a strong light on
highlighting featured merchandise on the shelves
2a: to center attention on : EMPHASIZE, STRESS
The speech will highlight the need for education reform.
b: to constitute a significant or especially interesting part of : to constitute a highlight of
His trip to Europe was highlighted by a visit to Vatican City.
3a: to mark (text) with a highlighter
b: to cause (something, such as text or an icon) to be displayed in a way that stands out on an electronic screen (as of a computer or smartphone)
highlighted the sentence and deleted it”