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Definitions of silhouette

  1. To represent by a silhouette; to project upon a background, so as to be like a silhouette. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To cause to appear in outline; to make a silhouette of. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. represent by a silhouette Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an outline of a solid object (as cast by its shadow) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. A representation of the outlines of an object filled in with a black color; a profile portrait in black, such as a shadow appears to be. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The outline or profile filled in with a uniform color, usually black; the figure cast by a shadow, as on a screen. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. A shadow-outline of the human figure or profile filled in of a dark color. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. A profile drawing or portrait. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A profile represented as filled in with black. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. The outline of an object filled in with a black colour; a profile or side face represented as a solid black mass. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for silhouette

  1. The story of painting originating from a girl seeing the wall- silhouette of her lover and filling it in with color, and the conjecture of painting having developed from embroidery work, have neither of them a foundation in fact. – A Text-Book of the History of Painting by John C. Van Dyke
  2. Where the great window opened upon the sea, lighting up the main staircase, it halted,- halted for several minutes; then passed stealthily down, a shadowy silhouette descending now quickly, now slowly, as tread after tread is left behind and the great hall is reached. – The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katharine Green
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