Definition of “silhouette” - English Dictionary

(Definition of “silhouette” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“silhouette” in American English

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silhouettenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˌsɪl·uˈet/

a dark shape seen against a light background:

[ U ] An unidentified witness was shown on camera in silhouette.
verb [ T ] us /ˌsɪl·uˈet/

Kate was silhouetted in the pale light of the porch.

(Definition of “silhouette” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)