What is another word for silhouettes?

Pronunciation: [sˌɪlʊwˈɛts] (IPA)

Silhouettes refer to the outline or shape of a person, object or landscape. Some synonyms for silhouettes may include profiles, shadows, contours, figures, forms, shapes, outlines, sketches, tracings and even cutouts. These words all conjure up images of black or dark outlines set against a lighter background. The word silhouette itself originated from the French minister of finance who was known for his austere budgets and had his shadow profiled and cut out to use as a watermark on official documents. Today, silhouettes continue to be used in art, photography, fashion and design, as they can evoke a sense of mystery, drama and simplicity.

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Usage examples for Silhouettes

And, a short distance below him, projecting from this line of shadow, Gerard, from his concealment could make out the moving silhouettes of three or four heads.
"The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley"
Bertram Mitford
At last, though, the remains of the meal were taken away; and after chatting together for some time by the open window, through which the moon shone, and from where Helen sat, turning the two girls into weird-looking silhouettes, they yawned, spoke sleepily, and ended by pointing to the couch the prisoner was to occupy, throwing themselves upon another, and apparently soon falling into a heavy sleep.
"One Maid's Mischief"
George Manville Fenn
Tall, dark trees of spruce, fir, and jack-pine shouldered back from the margin and cast irregular silhouettes around the border.
"If Any Man Sin"
H. A. Cody

Famous quotes with Silhouettes

  • It is, then, by those shadows of the hoary Past and their fantastic silhouettes on the external screen of every religion and philosophy, that we can, by checking them as we go along, and comparing them, trace out finally the body that produced them.
    H. P. Blavatsky

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