backlight

noun
back·​light | \ ˈbak-ˌlīt How to pronounce backlight (audio) \

Definition of backlight

: illumination from behind also : the source of such illumination

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backlight transitive verb

Examples of backlight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Banish the backlight and opt instead for soft lighting coming from the front. Stephanie Cain, Fortune, "Upgrade the background of your video chats," 25 Mar. 2020 This comprehensive kit features three 16-by-24-inch rectangular softboxes that can easily act as a backlight, keylight, and fill light as part of a standard three-point lighting arrangement. Popular Science, "Photography lighting kits for beginners," 11 Feb. 2020 At twilight, under a deep-azure sky, lanterns and backlights illuminate buff stonework framing the golden bustle of diners inside. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Former Big Al's Superstore turned into fried chicken restaurant by 'Top Chef' contestants," 29 Jan. 2020 On top of that, the same row of keys can also be used to dim the backlight on the keyboard or the lighting screen. Gieson Cacho, The Mercury News, "Review: Logitech Master Series offers high-tech update to classic combo," 19 Sep. 2019 Not to mention, the glass is safety-tempered and can hold up to 400 lbs, and the backlight LCD screen is bright and easy to see. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "GH Seal Spotlight: Weight Watchers Scales by Conair," 1 Oct. 2019 Acer also added a backlight underneath the keyboard, something previous Swift 7 models didn't have, and that will make working in low-light environments easier. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Acer Swift 7 review: Thinness above all else demands many compromises," 8 Nov. 2018 The backlight adjusts to the brightness of the space and if hands are actually on the peripheral. Gieson Cacho, The Mercury News, "Review: Logitech Master Series offers high-tech update to classic combo," 19 Sep. 2019 The wedge-like design makes one-handed reading super easy, which is perfect for commuters, and the backlight automatically changes depending on the ambient light. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, "The 10 best Amazon devices to look out for during Prime Day," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of backlight

1822, in the meaning defined above

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9 Apr 2020

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“Backlight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backlight. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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