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1 : A representation of the outlines of an object filled in with a black color; a profile portrait in black, such as a shadow appears to be.

2 : To represent by a silhouette; to project upon a background, so as to be like a silhouette.

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1 : Silhouette

n.

A representation of the outlines of an object filled in with a black color; a profile portrait in black, such as a shadow appears to be.

2 : Silhouette

v. t.

To represent by a silhouette; to project upon a background, so as to be like a silhouette.

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From Wikipedia

A traditional silhouette portrait of the late 18th century
The only known contemporary depiction of Martha Jefferson, wife of Thomas Jefferson.
Goethe facing a grave monument, cut paper, 1780
Silhouettes of Catherine (1741-1807), Elisabeth (1743-1782), Peter (1745-1798), and Alexander of Brunswick-Luneburg-Wolfenbuttel (1746-1787). The Danish State Archives.

A silhouette is the image of a person, animal, object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single color, usually black, with its edges matching the outline of the subject. The interior of a silhouette is featureless, and the whole is typically presented on a light background, usually white, or none at all. The silhouette differs from an outline, which depicts the edge of an object in a linear form, while a silhouette appears as a solid shape. Silhouette images may be created in any visual artistic media,[1] but were first used to describe pieces of cut paper, which were then stuck to a backing in a contrasting colour, and often framed.

Cutting portraits, generally in profile, from black card became popular in the mid-18th century, though the term silhouette was seldom used until the early decades of the 19th century, and the tradition has continued under this name into the 21st century. They represented a cheap but effective alternative to the portrait miniature, and skilled specialist artists could cut a high-quality bust portrait, by far the most common style, in a matter of minutes, working purely by eye. Other artists, especially from about 1790, drew an outline on paper, then painted it in, which could be equally quick.

From its original graphic meaning, the term silhouette has been extended to describe the sight or representation of a person, object or scene that is backlit, and appears dark against a lighter background. Anything that appears this way, for example, a figure standing backlit in a doorway, may be described as "in silhouette". Because a silhouette emphasises the outline, the word has also been used in the fields of fashion and fitness to describe the shape of a person's body or the shape created by wearing clothing of a particular style or period.

  1. ^ McClard, Peggy. "History of Silhouette". History of Silhouette. www.PeggyMcClard.com. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 

From Wiktionary

See also: Silhouette and silhouetté

Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Etymology
    • 1.2 Pronunciation
    • 1.3 Noun
      • 1.3.1 Translations
    • 1.4 Verb
    • 1.5 External links
  • 2 French
    • 2.1 Etymology
    • 2.2 Pronunciation
    • 2.3 Noun
    • 2.4 Verb
    • 2.5 External links

English[edit]

A silhouette of a skate.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French silhouette, from the name of Étienne de Silhouette (1709-1767), a French politician. His surname, in turn, is (gallicized) Basque, from Ziloeta or Zilhoeta, from zulo (hole, cave).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌsɪ.lʊˈwɛt/, /ˌsɪ.ləˈwɛt/, /ˌsɪ.luːˈwɛt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

Noun[edit]

silhouette (plural silhouettes)

  1. An illustrated outline filled in with a solid color(s), usually only black, and intended to represent the shape of an object without revealing any other visual details; a similar appearance produced when the object being viewed is situated in relative darkness with brighter lighting behind it; a profile portrait in black, such as a shadow appears to be. [mid 19th c.]
    I could see a silhouette of a figure looking out from the window, but I couldn't tell if it was a man or a woman.

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

silhouette (third-person singular simple present silhouettes, present participle silhouetting, simple past and past participle silhouetted)

  1. To represent by a silhouette; to project upon a background, so as to be like a silhouette. [late 19th c.]

External links[edit]

  • Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg silhouette on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Étienne de Silhouette on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Silhouette, after Étienne de Silhouette, a French politician, from Basque.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /si.lwɛt/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

silhouette f (plural silhouettes)

  1. silhouette

Verb[edit]

silhouette

  1. first-person singular present indicative of silhouetter
  2. third-person singular present indicative of silhouetter
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of silhouetter
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of silhouetter
  5. second-person singular imperative of silhouetter

External links[edit]

  • “silhouette” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).