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silhouette

noun [C, U]
 
 
/ˌsɪluˈet/
the shape of something when the light is behind it so that you cannot see any details: He saw a woman in silhouette.Patterns and shapesDarkness and becoming dark
silhouetted adjective the roofs silhouetted against the night sky
Translations of “silhouette”
in Spanish silueta…
in French silhouette…
in German die Silhouette, das Schattenbild…
in Chinese (Traditional) 剪影, 逆光黑影, 輪廓…
in Russian силуэт…
in Turkish silüet, gölge görüntü…
in Chinese (Simplified) 剪影, 逆光黑影, 轮廓…
in Polish zarys, sylwetka…
(Definition of silhouette from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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