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 final total will appear on the backlit screen for 20 seconds. Rena Behar, Travel + Leisure, 6 May 2022 Hopefully, Microsoft also takes the opportunity to sort out a few of the shortcomings of the existing Laptop Go, notably the middling audio quality, lack of a backlit keyboard, and the webcam without face recognition. Matthew Humphries, PCMAG, 13 Apr. 2022 But on my iPhone 12 Pro even a backlit face appears strangely illuminated. Kyle Chayka, The New Yorker, 18 Mar. 2022 Look at all the switches, the rows of backlit buttons, the toggles! Dan Neil, WSJ, 17 Mar. 2022 Inside, a backlit panel displaying a mountain scene stretches across the dashboard and Highland Green leather upholstery graces the seats. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 8 Feb. 2022 It's not depicted, but the Kudu is supposed to have a backlit keyboard. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 3 Feb. 2022 At the center, there’s a backlit stone counter with enough real estate for a few of your favorite bottles, along with glassware, coffee accouterments and barware. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 22 Dec. 2021 As an exoplanet passes in front of its star, its atmosphere is backlit, enabling scientists on Earth to study the spectroscopic signatures of elements and molecules. New York Times, 20 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of backlit

1956, in the meaning defined above

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“Backlit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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