Movies, Television. a light source placed behind an actor, object, or scene to create a highlight that separates the subject from the background.
verb (used with object), back·light·ed or back·lit, back·light·ing.
to illuminate (something) from behind.
Origin of backlight
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Willis's taxi ran on past the other, and through the backlight the inspector saw Archer alight and pass into the hotel.The Pit Prop Syndicate
Freeman Wills Crofts