Definition of lowlight in English:

lowlight

noun

  • 1lowlightsDarker streaks in a person's hair produced by dyeing.

    ‘lowlights are subtle with a natural result’
    • ‘Subtle and calming multidimensional colors, including highlights and lowlights one to shades different from the base color, dominate the season to reflect a relaxed and natural look.’
    • ‘With each step her short, straight ponytail bobbed from side to side, dyed banana bread blonde with brown roots and lowlights.’
    • ‘A good idea would be to get a few lowlights near to your own colour.’
    • ‘Add slenderizing vertical lines to your hair through well placed highlights or lowlights.’
    • ‘Gina wasted no time at all in whisking up a bowl of caramel colour for the lowlights, and whacked it on, foil and all.’
    • ‘I think it's because it's monotone - lowlights would give the colour depth.’
    • ‘The lowdown on lowlights: Should I change my hair's hue for winter?’
    • ‘Behind them were another boy with very short platinum blond hair with black lowlights, and a taller man with long black hair and blue-green eyes.’
    • ‘She had thick, curly blonde hair with brown lowlights to give it a truer color.’
    • ‘In other colourful news, I've just had some reddish/copper lowlights put in my hair.’
    dye, colourant, colouring, wash
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  • 2informal A particularly disappointing or dull event or feature.

    ‘it was easily the season lowlight for the team, with three losses in two games’
    • ‘I forget the exact place, but the lowlight came when a roulette croupier stopped all bets before I had put down all of my chips, which wouldn't have been so bad except that I was the only one at the table.’
    • ‘Believe it or not, that was not the lowlight of the afternoon.’
    • ‘The one lowlight came in the form of the lasagna, which although it tasted fine on top, was blackened on the bottom.’
    • ‘Here are some of the lowlights (and keep in mind we were already irritated).’
    • ‘Today's lead editorial in the Wall Street Journal basically hits all the lowlights.’
    • ‘The lowlight, in terms of competitiveness, was at Daytona, home to NASCAR and its flagship track.’
    • ‘The lowlight has to come on September 1 when the Red Sox lost to the Yankees, and once again allows the Yankees to clinch the American League East.’
    • ‘Think back to the performance in Castres, or lack of it, think of all those lowlights.’
    • ‘I suppose you ingrates want a slightly more expansive critique of one of the lowlights of Melbourne theatre in 2005?’
    • ‘In selecting the lowlight of the year, I'd have to say that there have been a few.’
    • ‘I am pleased to know that I am not off base and most consider this film the lowlight of his career.’
    • ‘A lowlight was seeing the Cerberus captain helped off the field after only five minutes of play in their first game.’
    • ‘However, the lowlight of the tournament was a fracas between a player and an umpire.’
    • ‘Bring school ‘home’ by asking your children for one school highlight and one school lowlight from each day.’
    • ‘If the seasonal pattern is fulfilled then we can look forward to the following lowlights of a very bleak winter season.’
    • ‘Here are some other lowlights of the House Drama…’
    • ‘So what about the lowlights and most disappointing performances?’
    • ‘Its lethargic pace and surprising lack of experimentation render it a boring and predictable lowlight.’
    • ‘For some reason, this time around, the lowlights include the rearrangement of almost every vocal track.’
    • ‘And that, ladies and gentlemen, has got to be the most crushing lowlight of the festival.’

Origin

Mid 17th century (originally in the nautical sense ‘a less elevated lighthouse or beacon’): from low, suggested by highlight.

Pronunciation

lowlight

/ˈləʊlʌɪt/