backlit

adjective
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 The adjustable viewing angles, backlit keyboards and extra USB-C port are also great. Nicole Nguyen, WSJ, 19 May 2021 The Nest Hub 2 has an LED, not OLED, display, which means even when in sleep mode the backlit screen still emits some distracting light. Janhoi Mcgregor, Forbes, 7 May 2021 This features resume function, a simple volume adjustment system, backlit LCD display, four playback modes, and more. Chris Hachey, BGR, 27 Apr. 2021 The Pixma G7020 has a basic series of buttons and a small non backlit display. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, 25 Mar. 2021 The front signature pinstripe lighting and backlit logo are retained and the central portion of the fascia covers an assortment of sensors. Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2021 In addition to providing a top-notch typing experience for your iPad, the keyboard also boasts a trackpad, a USB-C port for charging, backlit keys and front and back protection for your tablet. Chelsea Stone, CNN Underscored, 9 Apr. 2021 In addition to providing a top-notch typing experience for your iPad, the keyboard also boasts a trackpad, a USB-C port for charging, backlit keys and front and back protection for your tablet. Chelsea Stone, CNN Underscored, 6 Apr. 2021 How could a game, where the player sits in a house and stares at a backlit screen, re-create that? Sarah Ruth Bates, Wired, 5 Mar. 2021

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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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28 May 2021

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“Backlit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backlit. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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