Part of speech: noun

A profile drawing or portrait.

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Usage examples "silhouette":

  1. And on the single step, leaning upon his great stick, towered the silhouette of Jasper Musk, only less colossal than his shadow in the lighted slice of road. - "Peccavi", E. W. Hornung.
  2. Their decorative effect is very marked, taken mainly as a silhouette from a distance. - "The Art of the Exposition", Eugen Neuhaus.
  3. The approach and the entrance into the mouth of the cave were to be shot first from the outside, and then, in silhouette, from the inside. - "Down the Columbia", Lewis R. Freeman.