- (photography) light falling on a photographic or television subject from the rear
- (electronics) a light source at the back of an LCD screen
- (photography) to light the subject from a source positioned behind it
Example Sentences Including 'backlight'
Gorgeous stars amid backlight and dust being effortlessly charming.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)
It should also consume a lot less power as there is no backlight and no gas to ionise.
New Scientist (2004)
The backlight causes annoying high-pitched feedback when the display is lit.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2005)
The screen is small, but the resolution and backlight are excellent.
Globe and Mail (2004)
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