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You know when everyone's watching, your mom and dad, your friends in high school who thought they were better than you. You get your chance to get in the spotlight and shine.
Shaun Alexander

Meaning of "the spotlight" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THE SPOTLIGHT

the spotlight play
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THE SPOTLIGHT

the south
the South Island
the Southeast
the Southwest
the Spanish
the Sphinx
the Spirit
the spiritual
the squits
the stage
the Stannaries
the Stans
the Star-Spangled Banner
the Stars and Bars
the Stars and Stripes
the states
the Stationery Office
the status quo
the Steppes
the story goes

WORDS THAT END LIKE THE SPOTLIGHT

back-up light
backlight
bright
come to light
daylight
delight
flashlight
flight
green light
headlight
highlight
in mid-flight
light
limelight
moonlight
red light
slight
spotlight
starlight
sunlight
twilight

Synonyms and antonyms of the spotlight in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «the spotlight» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THE SPOTLIGHT

Find out the translation of the spotlight to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of the spotlight from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «the spotlight» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

聚光灯
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

el centro de atención
570 millions of speakers

English

the spotlight
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्पॉटलाइट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دائرة الضوء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

в центре внимания
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

os holofotes
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্পটলাইট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

le feu des projecteurs
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perhatian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

der Scheinwerfer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

スポットライト
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

스포트 라이트
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sing penting
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ánh đèn sân khấu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கவனத்தை ஈர்க்கும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्पॉटलाइट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Spotlight
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

i riflettori
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Spotlight
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

в центрі уваги
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lumina reflectoarelor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τα φώτα της δημοσιότητας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

die kollig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rampljuset
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

søkelyset
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of the spotlight

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THE SPOTLIGHT»

The term «the spotlight» is very widely used and occupies the 19.083 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THE SPOTLIGHT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «the spotlight» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «the spotlight» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about the spotlight

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10 QUOTES WITH «THE SPOTLIGHT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word the spotlight.
1
Shaun Alexander
You know when everyone's watching, your mom and dad, your friends in high school who thought they were better than you. You get your chance to get in the spotlight and shine.
2
Rick Astley
My success set me up for life, and it meant that I could retire from the music industry at 27 to spend time with my newborn daughter and my wife. My time away from the spotlight allowed me to rediscover my love for music, and I'm doing it for me now and no one else.
3
Katy B
The first time I went out under the spotlight, I was proper freaked out.
4
Alex Berenson
At any moment, one company stands in the spotlight of the middle ring in the stock market's never-ending circus. It may not be the biggest corporation in the world, or the most profitable, but somehow it both mirrors and leads the market's broader action.
5
Big Boi
I'm about making music and spending time with my family. I've been in the spotlight so long that I'm looking for something different.
6
April Bowlby
I wanted to be a ballerina so badly. You can be seen and take over the spotlight without speaking. I had a fear of speaking in public back then.
7
Kate Burton
I know from growing up in the spotlight, as it were, that the most important thing is your family.
8
Reggie Bush
It's amazing to be able to play the sport that I grew up loving so much and that I have a strong passion for. I'm just having a ball. There's a lot of pressure that comes with being in the spotlight and being a superstar and a role model, but I'm enjoying it.
9
Kurt Busiek
Marvel's got a crowded universe, and there are already so many characters hogging the spotlight that it's hard to break through that. First off, whatever character you're creating, odds are, there's already someone similar in one way or another.
10
Rocco Buttiglione
If you search for poverty, you'll find it, often in the family. Why? Because the family makes this great investment, from which we all benefit, but for which no-one helps. We have to point the spotlight on the family, and make political choices that sustain the family.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THE SPOTLIGHT»

Discover the use of the spotlight in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to the spotlight and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Hiding in the Spotlight: A Musical Prodigy's Story of ...
The author relates the remarkable story of his pianist mother, a child prodigy who escaped certain death when the Nazis invaded Ukraine, adopted a new identity, and came under the protection of a Nazi commander who heard her play.
Greg Dawson, 2009
2
In the Spotlight: Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking and ...
'In The Spotlight is a dynamic workbook for the anxious presenter or performer! Short, easy-to-understand chapters with succinct summaries and powerful action steps, make this book a must-read!
Janet Esposito, 2008
3
Princess in the Spotlight
Just when Mia thinks life will be back to normal (as normal as life can get for the Princess of Genovia), her indomitable "grandmere" schedules a national TV interview for Mia and her mother is having her algebra teacher's baby.
Meg Cabot, 2002
4
Captive in the Spotlight: Blackmailed Bride, Innocent Wife
Domenico Volpe has been a paparazzi target for years with his rugged Roman looks, glamorous lifestyle and, most recently, a family tragedy.
Annie West, 2013
5
Caught in the Spotlight
Includes the story by Leanne Banks, Billionaire's baby (p. [205]-249).
Jules Bennett, Leanne Banks, 2012
6
The Princess Diaries, Volume II: Princess in the Spotlight
No one ever said being a princess was easy.
Meg Cabot, 2009
7
In the Heat of the Spotlight
"Ambitious CEO Luke Bryant needs a big-name star to help launch his luxury department stores--everything hangs on its success.
Kate Hewitt, 2013
8
Plain Jane in the Spotlight
Actor and serial dater, Travis Falcon, photographed with yet another woman!
Lucy Gordon, 2012
9
Jesus in the Spotlight: John, Chapters 1-10
In this Bible study, kids can "make" a movie to discover who Jesus' friends were, why he came, what he did, where he went, and how to get to know him from the first ten chapters of John's book.
Kay Arthur, Cyndy Shearer, 1999
10
Barbie - In the Spotlight
Barbie is a television reporter in this storybook for younger female readers.Illustrations.
Golden Books Publishing (Canada), Incorporated, Marie T Morreale, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THE SPOTLIGHT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term the spotlight is used in the context of the following news items.
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Elite Cycling Spotlight Finally Shines On North America With Help Of …
Now that it's over, the spotlight is shifting to North America. The Tour of Utah starts Monday and kicks off an unprecedented run of races that include the Tour of ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»
2
Al Pacino loves his life in the spotlight
He told Spotlight magazine: ''I used to play paddle tennis, to get into shape. This is maybe 20 years ago. We had a team of doubles and all of the players had ... «TV3.ie, Jul 15»
3
With The Spotlight Gone, Omaha's Music Scene Grows
Around the start of the new millennium, the eyes of the nation turned to Omaha, Neb., and bands like Bright Eyes and its label Saddle Creek Records. As it often ... «NPR, Jun 15»
4
Chris Joyner's Journey From Sideman To Spotlight
Next time you go see a concert with a famous singer hogging the spotlight, take a moment to consider all the other musicians playing behind that person. «NPR, May 15»
5
Rihanna's 25 kg Met dress thrusts Chinese designer Guo Pei into …
Guo says she is now getting used to being in the spotlight. "I have no requirement to gain a certain level of fame," she said. "I just want to do really beautiful ... «Reuters, May 15»
6
Species in the Spotlight: Survive to Thrive
As a result, we have launched our “Species in the Spotlight: Survive to Thrive” initiative, a concerted agency-wide effort to spotlight and save these highly at-risk ... «NOAA, May 15»
7
Spotlight search in OS X Yosemite exposes private user details to …
Using the Spotlight search feature in OS X Yosemite can leak IP addresses and private details to spammers and other e-mail-based scammers, according to ... «Ars Technica, Jan 15»
8
With Spotlight, Apple aims to push Google toward the shadows
At WWDC, Apple introduced new capabilities for the Spotlight feature in the operating system that runs on Macs. Currently, the feature is used primarily to search ... «CNET, Jun 14»
9
Updated Motorola Spotlight Player Out Now, Includes Buggy Night …
The app that holds these videos, Spotlight Player, has been updated on Google Play with ... The spotlight stories are incredible and I can't wait for the next. «Droid Life, Mar 14»
10
Kendall and Kylie Jenner: It's Hard Growing Up in the Spotlight
Kendall and Kylie Jenner share the spotlight with their famous older siblings, but only they know what it's like to grow up in the media glare – and they admit it's ... «People Magazine, Nov 13»

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