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  1. sil·hou·ette
    IPA[ˌsilo͞oˈet]
  2. noun

    • 1. the dark shape and outline of someone or something visible against a lighter background, especially in dim light:

      she paused to see its silhouette against the dimming sky
    • 2. a representation of someone or something showing the shape and outline only, typically colored in solid black.

    verb

    • 1. cast or show (someone or something) as a dark shape and outline against a lighter background:

      the castle was silhouetted against the sky
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: silhouette, plural noun: silhouettes

    • v.: verb: silhouette, 3rd person present: silhouettes, gerund or present participle: silhouetting, past tense: silhouetted, past participle: silhouetted

    • noun

      the dark shape and outline of someone or something visible in restricted light against a brighter background:

      a representation of someone or something showing the shape and outline only, typically coloured in solid black:

    • verb

      cast or show (someone or something) as a dark shape and outline against a brighter background:
    • seen or placed as a silhouette
    • seen or placed as a silhouette
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