back·​lit | \ˈbak-ˌlit \

Definition of backlit 

: lit from behind a backlit photograph/scene a backlit display

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Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa This hotel channels all the glamour of old Vegas, with backlit onyx, tinted glass and thousands of Swarovski crystals reminiscent of classics like the Desert Inn. Andrea Bennett, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips from Las Vegas," 5 Mar. 2018 There's also a backlit keyboard and an HD webcam with a microphone. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "HP’s x360 14 Chromebook is a big change from last year’s model," 9 Oct. 2018 The bar carries more than 1,000 international varieties, displayed on the backlit library shelves like a giant piece of amber installation art. Melinda Joe, Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Bars in Tokyo," 27 Feb. 2018 Beyond the raw specs, the G7 has a backlit keyboard, a Thunderbolt 3 port, three USB 3.1 Gen-1 ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, and an Ethernet jack. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, "Dealmaster: Get a Dell laptop with a six-core Core i7 and GTX 1060 for $880," 26 June 2018 Elevator cabs clad in backlit slabs of rose and green onyx suggest medieval reliquaries. Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, "Shape-Shifting Art Tower Completes Prada’s City Within a City," 15 June 2018 The rest of the specs include a 15.6-inch, 1920x1080 IPS display, a backlit keyboard, a good selection of ports including USB-C, full HDMI, and even RJ-45 ethernet (using a dropjaw design to fit into the chassis). Melissa Riofrio, PCWorld, "Acer Nitro 5: We unbox a budget gaming laptop for the rest of us," 21 May 2018 Life-size, backlit photos of what appeared to be special forces operators patrolling a rainy jungle on horseback or rappelling from helicopters decorated the booth. Elliott Woods, The New Republic, "Essential reporting, interpretation, and opinion on politics and culture. Don't miss our latest.," 16 Apr. 2018 In 2016, Lin opened her first Pop Bag store, full of glistening fixtures and backlit shelving, on Via Calimala, in Florence. Keith Gessen, The New Yorker, "The Chinese Workers Who Assemble Designer Bags in Tuscany," 20 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of backlit

1956, in the meaning defined above

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