The definition of a silhouette is the outline or general shape of an object.(noun)
An example of silhouette is a profile drawing of someone cut from black paper.
Silhouette is defined as to create the general shape or outline of something.(verb)
An example of silhouette is to create a sketch of a dress.
See silhouette in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr, after Étienne de Silhouette (1709-67), Fr minister of finance, in derogatory reference to his fiscal policies and to such amateur portraits by him, both regarded as inept
See silhouette in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , after Étienne de Silhouette (1709-1767), French finance minister.
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