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Definition of silhouette verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

silhouette

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌsɪluˈet//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɪluˈet//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they silhouette
BrE BrE//ˌsɪluˈet//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɪluˈet//
 
he / she / it silhouettes
BrE BrE//ˌsɪluˈets//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɪluˈets//
 
past simple silhouetted
BrE BrE//ˌsɪluˈetɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɪluˈetɪd//
 
past participle silhouetted
BrE BrE//ˌsɪluˈetɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɪluˈetɪd//
 
-ing form silhouetting
BrE BrE//ˌsɪluˈetɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɪluˈetɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] silhouette somebody/something (against something) to make something appear as a silhouette A figure stood in the doorway, silhouetted against the light. The castle was silhouetted against the sky. Word Origin late 18th cent.: named (although the reason remains obscure) after Étienne de Silhouette (1709–67), French author and politician.
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