1. the quality of a color as determined by its dominant wavelength

    Synonyms : chromaticity
    Type Of : color property
  2. suffuse with color

    Synonyms : imbue
    Type Of : colour in, colourise, colourize, color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour
  3. take on color or become colored

    Type Of : modify, alter, change
    Examples :
    • In highlights it hued to a dull silver-grey


  1. characterizing the family Hominidae, which includes Homo sapiens as well as extinct species of manlike creatures

    Synonyms : hominian
  2. a primate of the family Hominidae

    Type Of : primate


  1. (usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound; sometimes a symptom of indigestion

    Synonyms : hiccough, singultus
    Type Of : reflex response, symptom, unconditioned reflex, reflex action, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, inborn reflex
    Examples :
    • how do you cure the hiccups?
  2. breathe spasmodically, and make a sound

    Synonyms : hiccough
    Type Of : breathe, respire, suspire, take a breath
    Examples :
    • When you have to hiccup, drink a glass of cold water


  1. (used informally) very large

    Synonyms : banging, thumping, walloping, whopping


  1. move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent

    Synonyms : foreground, play up, spotlight
    Type Of : bring out, set off
    Examples :
    • The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics
  2. the most interesting or memorable part

    Synonyms : high spot
    Type Of : particular, item, detail
    Examples :
    • the highlight of the tour was our visit to the Vatican
  3. an area of lightness in a picture

    Synonyms : highlighting
    Type Of : lightness, light
  4. apply a highlighter to one's cheeks or eyebrows in order to make them more prominent

    Type Of : make up
    Examples :
    • highlight the area above your eyebrows


  1. loud confused noise from many sources

    Synonyms : brouhaha, katzenjammer, uproar
    Type Of : noise


  1. lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly

    Synonyms : hesitating


  1. writing that resembles hieroglyphics (usually by being illegible)

    Synonyms : hieroglyphic
    Type Of : writing
  2. a writing system using picture symbols; used in ancient Egypt

    Synonyms : hieroglyphic
    Type Of : orthography, writing system


  1. the trait of staying aware of (paying close attention to) your responsibilities

    Synonyms : mindfulness
    Antonyms : heedlessness
    Type Of : attentiveness


  1. sincerely earnest

    Synonyms : dear, devout, earnest
    Examples :
    • heartfelt condolences