how to pronounce spotlight


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spotlight is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of spotlight in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… more I get the focus and spotlight off …”

meanings of spotlight


  1. The center of attention; the highlight or most important part.
  2. A bright, directional light or lamp, especially one used to illuminate the focus or center of attention on a stage.
  3. The circle of light shed by a spotlight.


  1. To illuminate with a spotlight.
  2. To draw attention to.

spotlight frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word spotlight occurs in english on average 9.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics spotlight can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that spotlight can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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