[ kon-truh-zhoor; French kawntruh-zhoor ]
/ ˌkɒn trəˈʒʊər; French kɔ̃trəˈʒur /
(of a photograph) taken with the camera pointed more or less in the direction of the principal light source or with the strongest light behind the subject.
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Words nearby contre-jour
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British Dictionary definitions for contre-jour
/ (ˈkɒntrəˌʒʊə) /
- the technique of taking photographs into the light, with the light source behind the subject
- (as modifier)a contre-jour shot
Word Origin for contre-jour
C20: from French, literally: against day(light)
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