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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Kindle Oasis The 32GB Kindle Oasis—with its huge storage capacity, metal design, almost bezel-less e-ink display, and touch/backlit screen—is the high-end, luxury version of everyone's favorite eReader. Megan Mccarthy, USA TODAY, "The best Kindle deals and books for Prime Day," 15 July 2019 There was no point in putting on backlit grey productions, shooting in bad light, revelling in ugliness. The Economist, "Obituary: Franco Zeffirelli died on June 15th," 21 June 2019 All were laid out on a white, backlit platform over a pool of plastic diamonds. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Why Jaclyn Hill Is Launching Her Namesake Brand With 20 Nude Lipsticks — and Zero Reds," 30 May 2019 Regis Philbin originally popularized the backlit stage, followed by Meredith Vieira in 2002. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' Has Been Cancelled After 20 Years," 25 May 2019 The bot then scoots a ways behind the vehicle while raising a backlit triangle. Alexander Stoklosa, Car and Driver, "If You Crash a Mercedes-Benz in the Future, It Could Deploy a Robot to Warn Other Drivers," 21 May 2019 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

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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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