Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun limelight

2 senses of limelight

Sense 1
limelight, spotlight, glare, public eye -- (a focus of public attention; "he enjoyed being in the limelight"; "when Congress investigates it brings the full glare of publicity to the agency")
       => prominence -- (the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent)

Sense 2
limelight, calcium light -- (a lamp consisting of a flame directed at a cylinder of lime with a lens to concentrate the light; formerly used for stage lighting)
       => lamp -- (an artificial source of visible illumination)

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