Definitions for "BOUNCE LIGHT"
Light that is directed toward an object such as a wall or ceiling so that it reflects (or "bounces") light back onto the subject.
In flash photography, directing the burst of light from the flash so it literally bounces off a ceiling, wall, or other surface before it illuminates the subject. This method of flash is often preferred because it softens the overall light and eliminates the harsh, frontal effect of an on-camera, straightforward flash.
Reflected (indirect) light; A light source that is directed away from the subject toward some nearby light-toned surface which reflects the light to the subject..