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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 contour, figure, outlineRelated Words delineation, sketch; profile, skyline; cast, configuration, conformation, form, geometry, shape; framework, skeleton

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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 define, delineate, outline, sketch, traceRelated Words 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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