Foreground - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɔːrɡraʊnd|  American pronunciation of the word foreground
Brit.  |ˈfɔːɡraʊnd|  British pronunciation of the word foreground


- the part of a scene that is near the viewer
- (computer science) a window for an active application


- move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent (syn: highlight, spotlight)


We want the issue to be in the foreground.

Public discussion has foregrounded the issue of health care.

...repeatedly foregrounded his experience in international affairs in the course of his campaign for the presidency...

Objects in the foreground are drawn larger than those in the background.

There were three figures in the foreground.

Education has been very much in the foreground recently.

...a blurry image in the foreground of the photograph...

Word forms

I/you/we/they: foreground
he/she/it: foregrounds
present participle: foregrounding
past tense: foregrounded
past participle: foregrounded
singular: foreground
plural: foregrounds
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