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silhouette

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of silhouette

  1. a line that traces the outer limits of an object or surface cartoonists often try to give their characters recognizable silhouettes Synonyms of silhouette contour, figure, outlineWords Related to silhouette delineation, sketch; profile, skyline; cast, configuration, conformation, form, geometry, shape; framework, skeleton

Synonym Discussion of silhouette

outline, contour, profile, silhouette mean the line that bounds and gives form to something. outline applies to a line marking the outer limits or edges of a body or mass.
    • traced the outline of his hand
contour stresses the quality of an outline or a bounding surface as being smooth, jagged, curving, or sharply angled.
    • a car with flowing contours
profile suggests a varied and sharply defined outline against a lighter background.
    • a portrait of her face in profile
silhouette suggests a shape especially of a head or figure with all detail blacked out in shadow leaving only the outline clearly defined.
    • photograph in silhouette against a bright sky

silhouette

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of silhouette

  1. to draw or make apparent the outline of in the photograph the majestic mountain is strikingly silhouetted against the setting sun Synonyms of silhouette define, delineate, outline, sketch, traceWords Related to silhouette line; bound, fringe, margin, skirt; edge, hem, rim, trim; frame; circle, compass, encircle, girdle, girth, loop, ring, round, surround; chart, diagram, draw, map (out)



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