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