[ US /ˌsɪɫəˈwɛt/ ]
[ UK /sˌɪlʊwˈɛt/ ]
  1. an outline of a solid object (as cast by its shadow)
  2. a drawing of the outline of an object; filled in with some uniform color
  1. project on a background, such as a screen, like a silhouette
  2. represent by a silhouette
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How To Use silhouette In A Sentence

  • Photographers made use of the pandanus to lend striking silhouettes to black and white photographs of Reef twilight.
  • Figure-hugging silhouettes are accented by zippered pockets, panels and side vents.
  • I looked up at dark branches silhouetted against a leaden sky.
  • And then the silhouette reappeared briefly in the fanlight just as the second lamp was extinguished. Excerpt: A False Mirror by Charles Todd
  • With its unique silhouette of a wild, North American member of the Bovidae. Grouse Diary Entry
  • Everything spread out again: the bridges with their arches opening upon the sheeny water; the Cite, enveloped in shade, above which rose the flavescent towers of Notre-Dame; the great curve of the right bank flooded with sunlight, and ending in the indistinct silhouette of the His Masterpiece
  • In silhouette or kindly light you might be taken for my, my for your, reflection. The Times Literary Supplement
  • As she looked over towards Erik, Maria could only make out his silhouette in the dim light.
  • Her newer slouchy silhouette offers sporty satin blouson jackets and drawstring pants to mix with sensual hand crochet knits.
  • Beneath the tough outer casing and linear silhouettes are a feast of soft frills and folds.
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