back·​lit | \ ˈbak-ˌlit How to pronounce backlit (audio) \

Definition of backlit

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

Examples of backlit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There's a backlit keyboard, bottom stereo speakers, dual-band Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Acer’s new flagship Chromebook is the all-aluminum Spin 713," 23 June 2020 So, of course, Nintendo modders got busy figuring out a way to get that backlit display into older models. Brendan Nystedt, Wired, "Retro Hackers Are Building a Better Nintendo Game Boy," 10 June 2020 First, the tech giant induced the pricey 16-inch MacBook Pro with a backlit Magic Keyboard in November. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "Bye-bye butterfly keyboard: Apple unveils 13-inch MacBook Pro with a better typing experience," 4 May 2020 The spa-like master bathroom offers a freestanding Euro-style tub, rainfall shower and backlit vanity mirrors. Dallas News, "Three-story duplex offers skyline views," 26 Apr. 2020 Studies suggest that even light from backlit e-readers can delay or suppress melatonin’s release and therefore delay bedtime. Tara Haelle, New York Times, "Can You Reprogram the Sleep Habits of an Early Riser or a Night Owl?," 17 Apr. 2020 The signs advertised virtually everything before being replaced by cheaper alternatives such as backlit plastic that came into vogue during the stylistically bankrupt 1970s. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "When stay at home ends: This Arizona neon sign park glows nightly. Here's how to see it," 20 Apr. 2020 Toward the back of the lounge, travelers will also find a quiet dining room with backlit walls decorated with various botanical prints. Eric Rosen, Condé Nast Traveler, "AmEx's New LAX Centurion Lounge Is Its Biggest Yet," 6 Mar. 2020 Vesuvius in the distant haze, beyond the backlit buildings of Naples. . . . Washington Post, "You’ve probably never heard of these artists, but they painted reality in a way we’ve lost sight of," 25 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of backlit

1956, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of backlit was in 1956

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2 Jul 2020

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“Backlit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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