Bumper stickers have even been printed that say "No to the murtazeqa," beside a silhouette of a man wearing a yellow hardhat.
The logo of a Canadian brand called Plain Jane Homme is a silhouette of a naked woman with underwear around her ankles.
He used color judiciously, as well as prints, so that they never overwhelmed the model or overshadowed the silhouette.
Its silhouette is de la Falaise to a T: though her style was feminine, she knew how to wear a pantsuit and rarely wore skirts.
It was a perfectly played symphony of silhouette, color, and texture—a bravura performance, an aesthetic rarity.
There was the top-card's silhouette, quite recognisable as soon as the shadow was disestablished.
When he rose from his chair his body came in silhouette against their light.
He walked as far as the corner, and saw in silhouette upon the bridge a solitary policeman thudding his chest for warmth.
The silhouette on the mantelpiece is of aunt Mercy, his mother's unmarried sister.
As in a silhouette, externally the contours are all there, but within is one vast blank.
1798, from French silhouette, in reference to Étienne de Silhouette (1709-1767), French minister of finance in 1759. Usually said to be so called because it was an inexpensive way of making a likeness of someone, a derisive reference to Silhouette's petty economies to finance the Seven Years' War, which were unpopular among the nobility. But other theories are that it refers to his brief tenure in office, or the story that he decorated his chateau with such portraits.
Silhouette portraits were so called simply because they came into fashion in the year (1759) in which M. de Silhouette was minister. [A. Brachet, "An Etymological Dictionary of the French Language," transl. G.W. Kitchin, 1882]Used of any sort of dark outline or shadow in profile from 1843. The verb is recorded from 1876, from the noun. The family name is a Frenchified form of a Basque surname; Arnaud de Silhouette, the finance minister's father, was from Biarritz in the French Basque country; the southern Basque form of the name would be Zuloeta or Zulueta, which contains the suffix -eta "abundance of" and zulo "hole" (possibly here meaning "cave").