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silhouette

See also: Silhouette

EnglishEdit

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A silhouette of a skate.

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French silhouette, from the name of Étienne de Silhouette, a French politician. His surname, in turn, is (gallicized) Basque.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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.
    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.

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VerbEdit

silhouette (third-person singular simple present silhouettes, present participle silhouetting, simple past and past participle silhouetted)

  1. To represent by a silhouette; to project upon a background, so as to be like a silhouette.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Silhouette, after Étienne de Silhouette, a French politician.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /silwɛt/
  • (file)

NounEdit

silhouette f (plural silhouettes)

  1. silhouette

VerbEdit

silhouette

  1. first-person singular present indicative of silhouetter
  2. third-person singular present indicative of silhouetter
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of silhouetter
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of silhouetter
  5. second-person singular imperative of silhouetter

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