silhouette meaning, silhouette definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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silhouette

  
  ( silhouettes    plural  )
1       n-count   A silhouette is the solid dark shape that you see when someone or something has a bright light or pale background behind them.  
The dark silhouette of the castle ruins stood out boldly against the fading light.     
2       n-count   The silhouette of something is the outline that it has, which often helps you to recognize it.  
...the distinctive silhouette of his ears...     
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silhouette

  
1   
      n   delineation, form, outline, profile, shape  
2   
      vb   delineate, etch, outline, stand out  

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