Meaning of limelight
Pronunciation: (līm'līt"), [key]
- (formerly) a lighting unit for spotlighting the front of the stage, producing illumination by means of a flame of mixed gases directed at a cylinder of lime and having a special lens for concentrating the light in a strong beam.
- the light so produced.
- Chiefly Brit.a lighting unit, esp. a spotlight.
- the center of public attention, interest, observation, or notoriety: He seems fond of the limelight.
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