backlight

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From back + light

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Noun[edit]

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backlight (plural backlights)

  1. A spotlight that illuminates a photographic subject from behind.
  2. A light attached to an LCD display.
  3. The rear window of a motor car.

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backlight (third-person singular simple present backlights, present participle backlighting, simple past and past participle backlighted or backlit)

  1. To illuminate something from behind.
    • 2007 June 2, James R. Oestreich, “Strange, Faraway Fantasies of Hell and Paradise”, New York Times:
      It offers few subtleties, but those can be effective, as when the chorus is backlighted in the rear of the auditorium to produce an ominous play of shadows onstage.

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