“The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in.”*

*Henry Green

Image: view of Munich.

From: Merriam-Webster.com:

highlight noun

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

highlight verb

highlighted; highlighting

Definition of highlight (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

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”

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