backlight

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back +‎ light

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backlight (plural backlights)

  1. (countable) A spotlight that illuminates a photographic subject from behind.
  2. (uncountable) Light that is behind a photographic subject.
    • 2006, Michael Grecco, Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait, Amphoto Books, →ISBN, page 73:
      If I do use backlight, it's not to separate the subject from the background; I use it to set a psychological mood, or to create a look.
  3. (countable) A light attached to an LCD display.
  4. (countable) 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. (transitive) To illuminate something from behind.
    • 2007 June 2, James R. Oestreich, “Strange, Faraway Fantasies of Hell and Paradise”, in New York Times[1]:
      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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