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key light

noun
1.
(in photography or motion pictures) the main light that illuminates the subject being photographed or filmed.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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key light

noun
1.
(television, theatre, photog) the main stage or studio light that gives the required overall intensity of illumination
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