silhouetted


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sil·hou·ette

 (sĭl′o͞o-ĕt′)
n.
1. A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.
2. An outline that appears dark against a light background. See Synonyms at outline.
tr.v. sil·hou·et·ted, sil·hou·et·ting, sil·hou·ettes
To cause to be seen as a silhouette; outline: Figures were silhouetted against the setting sun.

[French, after Étienne de Silhouette (1709-1767), French finance minister.]

silhouetted

(ˌsɪlʊˈɛtɪd)
adj
(of a solid figure) having an outline as cast by its shadow or when it has a bright light or pale background behind it
Translations

silhouetted

[ˌsɪluˈɛtɪd] adj
silhouetted against sth → se profilant sur qch, se découpant sur qch
silhouetted against the sun → à contre-jour
References in classic literature ?
It was encamped on a slight rise of the undulating road, and from where I stood tents and vans and men were clearly silhouetted against the sky.
The forest at the farthest extremity of the panorama seemed carved in some precious stone of a yellowish-green color; its undulating outline was silhouetted against the horizon and was pierced beyond Valuevo by the Smolensk highroad crowded with troops.
Gruber said nothing, but silently directed the other's attention to the foliage of adjacent trees, which showed no movement; even the delicate tips of the boughs silhouetted against the clear sky were motionless.