[ bak-lahyt ]
/ ˈbækˌlaɪt /
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.
FOR POSTERITY’S SAKE, TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
Are words your bailiwick? Take the latest quiz on the words from July 6 to July 12 to find out.
Question 1 of 7
Words nearby backlight
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences from the Web for backlit
A model, backlit by the runway, walks the runway at the Just Cavalli show on Thursday.
British Dictionary definitions for backlit
/ (bækˈlɪt) /
illuminated from behinda backlit screen
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012