Definition of catch the light in US English:

catch the light

phrase

  • Shine or glint in the light.

    • ‘The crystals that hung form the chandeliers sparkled, almost with life, as they caught the light of each tiny flame, recasting it in a bright array of colors.’
    • ‘A heavy frost has left the garden covered in a sparkling layer of white that catches the light as the sun comes through the clouds.’
    • ‘Her eyes are a piercing shade of light blue; when they catch the light, the effect is truly arresting.’
    • ‘Her spectacles caught the light from somewhere and glimmered under the straight blonde of her hair.’
    • ‘Try a healthy dose of illumination for your eyes with discreet, shimmery pigments that catch the light and radiate a heart-stopping, soft glow.’
    • ‘To play up the effect of the candle light, add some decorative items that will catch the light.’
    • ‘Her necklace caught the light and shimmered against her skin.’
    • ‘Our swords flashed through the air, catching the light.’
    • ‘When she turned away, her earrings caught the light.’
    • ‘Its shimmering texture caught the light perfectly.’
    shine, glimmer, glint, catch the light, glitter, shimmer, glow, sparkle, twinkle, flicker, blink, wink, glisten, flash, flare, beam, fluoresce
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