Sil`hou*ette" (?), n. [F.; -- so called from Etienne de Silhouette, a French minister of finance in 1759, whise diversion it was to make such portraits on the walls of his apartments.]

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.


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Sil`hou*ette", v. t.

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


A flock of roasting vultures silhouetted on the sky. The Century.


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