[ bak-lit ]
/ ˈbækˌlɪt /
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illuminated from behind: The space probe was able to capture backlit images of Saturn’s rings from the far side of its moons.
Electronics. (of a flat-panel screen) illuminated by a backlight; able to show an image, even in low light, because a light source is projected behind the screen, creating a contrast for the user: Backlit screens on phones and tablets have been shown to disrupt sleep patterns when used at bedtime.
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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
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