key light


noun

(in photography or motion pictures) the main light that illuminates the subject being photographed or filmed.

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Origin of key light

First recorded in 1935–40

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British Dictionary definitions for key light

key light

noun

television theatre photog the main stage or studio light that gives the required overall intensity of illumination
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