silhouette - meaning and definition. What is silhouette
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What (who) is silhouette - definition

·vt To represent by a silhouette; to project upon a background, so as to be like a silhouette.
II. Silhouette ·noun A representation of the outlines of an object filled in with a black color; a profile portrait in black, such as a shadow appears to be.
A silhouette is the solid dark shape that you see when someone or something has a bright light or pale background behind them.
The dark silhouette of the castle ruins stood out boldly against the fading light.
The silhouette of something is the outline that it has, which often helps you to recognize it.
...the distinctive silhouette of his ears...
¦ noun
1. the dark shape and outline of someone or something visible in restricted light against a brighter background.
2. a representation of someone or something showing the shape and outline only, typically coloured in solid black.
¦ verb cast or show as a silhouette: the castle was silhouetted against the sky.
C18: named (although the reason remains obscure) after the French author and politician Etienne de Silhouette.


A silhouette ( , ) is the image of a person, animal, object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single colour, usually black, with its edges matching the outline of the subject. The interior of a silhouette is featureless, and the silhouette is usually presented on a light background, usually white, or none at all.
Pronunciation examples for silhouette
1. So the word "silhouette"
2. Etienne de Silhouette.
3. "a la silhouette."
4. do these great silhouettes.
5. Silhouettes are all about shape.
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Examples of use of silhouette
1. Tower Bridge in the distance is an instantly recognizable silhouette.
2. And this silhouette turns into an attractive style.
3. The Smalto silhouette is slender, long and pronounced.
4. It has a sporty silhouette and a distinctive front view.
5. She eyes her silhouette mirroring her every move.