a two-dimensional representation of the outline of an object, as a cutout or configurational drawing, uniformly filled in with black, especially a black-paper, miniature cutout of the outlines of a person's face in profile.
the outline or general shape of something: the slim silhouette of a skyscraper.
a dark image outlined against a lighter background.
to show in or as if in a silhouette.
Printing. to remove the background details from (a halftone cut) so as to produce an outline effect.
- un·sil·hou·et·ted, adjective
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How to use silhouette in a sentence
However, there will in fact be a core assortment offered consisting of well-crafted basic silhouettes.Ciara Launches Her New Fashion Line Under The House Of LR&C | Blake Newby | August 26, 2021 | Essence.com
As I stepped back to admire the overall profile, the swoopy silhouette was a siren song luring me behind the wheel to fire up the engine.
Will Taylor, gear directorI test a lot of apparel, and sometimes in the blur of flashy new technologies and sleek silhouettes, it can be hard for pieces to stand out.
Relieved, I looked at Tanner to tell him about it—and saw the silhouette of a man next to him.
The silhouette of the Flip 5, Charge 5, and Xtreme 3 can be simply described as “log.”JBL speaker comparison: Which model is right for you? | Billy Cadden | June 30, 2021 | Popular-Science
The coat, with fitted bodice, nipped-in waist, and full skirt, created a familiar silhouette for Kate.
I would have added “no photographs of meditative politicians walking on the shore” with a slash though a silhouette of JFK.
As you walk in front of the first screen, your silhouette appears and birds swoop down toward you.Frickin’ Laser Beams Run by Eyeballs: The Next Art Revolution Is Here | Nico Hines | July 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And I sat there as he shot the silhouette, but he had to stop because I started frantically crying.The First Modern School Shooter Feels Responsible for the Rest | Michael Daly | May 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She picks out Diane von Furstenberg dresses and starts really enjoying this new silhouette, this new freedom.
In the dimly-lighted doorway of a corner house the figure of a Chinaman showed as a motionless silhouette.Dope | Sax Rohmer
It was then easy enough to obtain a fairly accurate silhouette, by either outlining the profile or cutting it out from the screen.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
He existed, moreover, only in contour; he never rose above harmoniously outlined silhouette.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4) | Richard Muther
Pete produced the silhouette of a young lady, and handed it round.A Window in Thrums | J. M. Barrie
Looking in the same direction I saw, through the haze, the sharp outlines of a city in gray silhouette.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce | Ambrose Bierce
British Dictionary definitions for silhouette
the outline of a solid figure as cast by its shadow
an outline drawing filled in with black, often a profile portrait cut out of black paper and mounted on a light ground
(tr) to cause to appear in silhouette
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