silhouette

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA: /ˌsɪ.lʊˈwɛt/ or /ˌsɪ.ləˈwɛt/ or /ˌsɪ.luːˈwɛt/
  • (file)

NounEdit

Singular
silhouette

Plural
silhouettes

 
A silhouette papercutting from 1771.
  1. A silhouette is the dark shape and outline of someone or something that is visible against a brighter background.
    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.