• IPA: /ˌsɪ.lʊˈwɛt/, /ˌsɪ.ləˈwɛt/, /ˌsɪ.luːˈwɛt/

silhouette (plural silhouettes)

  1. 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. [mid 19th c.]
    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.
Translations Verb

silhouette (silhouettes, present participle silhouetting; past and past participle silhouetted)

  1. To represent by a silhouette; to project upon a background, so as to be like a silhouette. [late 19th c.]

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