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See also: Silhouette
silhouette (plural silhouettes)
- An illustrated outline filled in with a solid color(s), usually only black, and intended to represent the shape of an object without revealing any other visual details; a similar appearance produced when the object being viewed is situated in relative darkness with brighter lighting behind it; a profile portrait in black, such as a shadow appears to be.
- I could see a silhouette of a figure looking out from the window, but I couldn't tell if it was a man or a woman.
representation of the outlines of an object filled in with a black color
- To represent by a silhouette; to project upon a background, so as to be like a silhouette.
silhouette f (plural silhouettes)