limelight
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limelight
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(light of public attention)
a. el candelero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Nora dreamed of being in the limelight from the time she was a little girl.Nora soñó con estar en el candelero desde que era niña.
b. el primer plano
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Ruth and her sister deeply enjoyed their time in the limelight.A Ruth y su hermana les gustó muchísimo su época en primer plano.
c. la atención
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A beautiful gown is all you need to steal the limelight.Un precioso vestido es todo lo que necesitas para acaparar la atención.
d. el protagonismo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I don't want to hog your limelight. You go on stage without me to take your bows first.No quiero quitarte el protagonismo, sal primero al escenario sin mí y saluda.
e. el centro de atención
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Arturo is motivated more by money than any need to be in the limelight.A Arturo le motiva más el dinero que la necesidad de ser el centro de atención.
2.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(theater)
a. la luz de calcio
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A limelight illuminated the singer on the stage.Una luz de calcio iluminó al cantante en el escenario.
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limelight
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fig)
a.
to be in the limelightestar en el candelero
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limelight [ˈlaɪmlaɪt]
noun
luz (f) de calcio
to be in the limelight ser el centro de atención; estar en el candelero
to hog the limelight acaparar or llevarse todo el protagonismo
he never sought the limelight no trató nunca de acaparar la atención
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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