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Meaning of SILHOUETTE

Pronunciation:  `siloo'et

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a drawing of the outline of an object; filled in with some uniform color
  2. [n]  an outline of a solid object (as cast by its shadow)
  3. [v]  represent by a silhouette
  4. [v]  project on a background, such as a screen, like a silhouette
 

SILHOUETTE is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: drawing, interpret, lineation, outline, project, represent

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sil`hou*ette"\, n. [F.; -- so called from Etienne de
    Silhoutte, a French minister of finance in 1759, whise
    diversion it was to make such portraits on the walls of his
    apartments.]
    A representation of the outlines of an object filled in with
    a black color; a profile portrait in black, such as a shadow
    appears to be.
    
    
  2. \Sil`hou*ette"\, v. t.
    To represent by a silhouette; to project upon a background,
    so as to be like a silhouette. [Recent]
    
          A flock of roasting vultures silhouetted on the sky.
                                                   --The Century.
    
    
 

 

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