transitive verb-·lit· or -·light·ed, -·light·ing
to light, or illuminate, from the rear or from the side away from the camera or the viewer
light or illumination from behind the person or thing being viewed
- 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.