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

Definition of backlit

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

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Users enjoy this Chromebook’s simplicity, powerful performance, and comfortable backlit keyboard. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Touchscreen Laptops of 2019," 30 Apr. 2019 There are so many varieties lining the tall, backlit wall of whiskeys, in fact, that bartenders access them by scrolling ladders, library-style. Condé Nast Traveler, "21 Best Bars in Sydney," 27 Feb. 2018 Whatever your preference, be sure to genuflect at the altar of canned and pickled vegetables upstairs in backlit mason jars. Stephanie Burt, Condé Nast Traveler, "28 Best Restaurants in Charleston," 2 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of backlit

1956, in the meaning defined above

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