Limelight meaning

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A focus of public attention.
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A type of stage lighting once used in theatres and music halls, producing a bright light by the use of incandescent quicklime.
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Limelight is defined as being in the spotlight or in the center of attention.

An author whose book has just become an international best-seller and who is written about in the news all the time is an example of someone who is in the limelight.

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The part of a stage where a limelight or spotlight is cast.
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A prominent or conspicuous position before the public.
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(by extension) Attention, notice, a starring or central role, present fame.
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A brilliant light created by the incandescence of lime (calcium oxide), formerly used in theaters to throw an intense beam of light upon a particular part of the stage, a certain actor, etc.
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Origin of limelight