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silhouette

sil·hou·ette

silhouette

 
 
pronunciation:
sI lu et
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an outline or profile, filled in with a solid dark color, esp. of a person's head.
 
similar words:
outline
definition 2: any dark figure seen against a light background, so that details are obscure.
From the highway, we saw the silhouette of the city's magnificent skyline against the sunset.
 
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: silhouetted, silhouettes, silhouetting
definition: to display or outline in silhouette.
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