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silhouette

sil·hou·ette

silhouette

 
pronunciation:
sI lu et
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an outline or side view of a person's head that is filled with a dark, solid color.
 
similar words:
outline
definition 2: any dark figure seen against a light background, so that details are hard to see.
The artist painted the silhouette of the city skyline at sunset.
 
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: silhouetted, silhouettes, silhouetting
definition: to outline or display in silhouette.
The sun silhouetted the trees against the sky.
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