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Borrowed from Dutch silhouet (silhouette), from French silhouette, from Ziloeta or Zilhoeta, Basque Zulueta, from the local plural (see -ak) stern of zulo (hole, cave)


  • IPA(key): /si.ˈlu.ɛt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛt
  • Hyphenation: si‧lu‧et


siluet (plural siluet-siluet, first-person possessive siluetku, second-person possessive siluetmu, third-person possessive siluetnya)

  1. silhouette
    1. (art) 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.


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