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silhouette

Pronunciation: /ˌsɪluˈet/

Translation of silhouette in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (outline) silueta (feminine) to see sth in silhouette ver* la silueta de algo
    Example sentences
    • The design of their silhouettes against the light background with full windows is reminiscent of a Japanese screen.
    • They dive down deep and look for prey that appear as dark silhouettes against the brighter underside of the ice.
    • Dark silhouettes lurched crazily in the flickering light, while the pub doors creaked and slammed threatrically in the wind.
    1.2 [Art/Arte] silueta (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • These works are positives, so the amphibians are sharp, black silhouettes.
    • Sugiura often uses the photogram as a paper negative to print a positive, in which the subject becomes a black silhouette.
    • In one painting enigmatically titled Hoovering, there appears to be a black silhouette of a rabbit.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • (usually passive/normalmente en voz pasiva) to be silhouetted against sth perfilarse or recortarse contra or sobre algo [literary/literario]

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