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noun [countable]     silhouette pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    the dark shape or shadow of something, especially something that you cannot see clearly

    The silhouette of a bird crossed the night sky.

  2. 2
    an image or drawing showing only the shape of something
    1. a.
      the shape of a piece of clothing

      Most designers have chosen a narrower silhouette this year.



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