A tree and the sun as a backlight.
- A type of spotlight, used in photography, that illuminates a subject from behind.
- A light that amplifies the brightness of an LCD screen by illuminating it from behind.
transitive verbback·light·ed or back·lit , back·light·ing, back·lights
To light from behind: The photographer backlit the subject for a dramatic effect.
(third-person singular simple present backlights, present participle backlighting, simple past and past participle backlighted or backlit)
- To illuminate something from behind.