Definition of catch the light in US English:

catch the light

phrase

  • Shine or glint in the light.

    • ‘Try a healthy dose of illumination for your eyes with discreet, shimmery pigments that catch the light and radiate a heart-stopping, soft glow.’
    • ‘Her necklace caught the light and shimmered against her skin.’
    • ‘Her spectacles caught the light from somewhere and glimmered under the straight blonde of her hair.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When she turned away, her earrings caught the light.’
    • ‘Her eyes are a piercing shade of light blue; when they catch the light, the effect is truly arresting.’
    • ‘To play up the effect of the candle light, add some decorative items that will catch the light.’
    • ‘Its shimmering texture caught the light perfectly.’
    • ‘Our swords flashed through the air, catching the light.’
    • ‘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.’
    shine, glimmer, glint, catch the light, glitter, shimmer, glow, sparkle, twinkle, flicker, blink, wink, glisten, flash, flare, beam, fluoresce
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