Word of the day #45: silhouette

Word of the Day is designed to help children learn how to use a dictionary, whilst simultaneously expanding their vocabulary. Today’s Word of the Day begins with the letter ‘S’. The word is: silhouette


n. 1 the dark shape and outline of someone or something visible in restricted light against a brighter background 2 a representation of someone or something showing the shape and outline only, typically coloured in solid black.
v. cast or show as a silhouette.

A cut paper silhouette

Before photography was invented, it was very popular for people to pay to have their profiles cut out into silhouettes by artists.


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