- Movies, Television. a light source placed behind an actor, object, or scene to create a highlight that separates the subject from the background.
- to illuminate (something) from behind.
Origin of backlight
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Examples from the Web for backlit
A model, backlit by the runway, walks the runway at the Just Cavalli show on Thursday.Milan Fashion Week Photo of the Day: September 19
The Fashion Beast Team
September 19, 2013
- illuminated from behinda backlit screen
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