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backlighting

[ bak-lahy-ting ]
/ ˈbækˌlaɪ tɪŋ /
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noun
a controlled technique of lighting, used in photography or the theater, in which a light is placed behind or at right angles to an object, person, or scene to produce such effects as depth or separation of subject and background.
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Also called rim lighting.

Origin of backlighting

First recorded in 1950–55; back1 + lighting
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