silhouette

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silhouette(
sihl
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (outline)
a. la silueta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The light was behind her, so all I could see was a silhouette.Ella estaba a contraluz, así que yo no veía más que una silueta.
2. (fine arts)
a. la silueta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The only images of the writer which have survived are a silhouette and a drawing her sister did of her.Las únicas imágenes que se conservan de la escritora son una silueta y un dibujo que su hermana hizo de ella.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to outline; often used in passive voice)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A group of tiny figures in the distance were silhouetted against the flames of the enormous bonfire.A lo lejos, un grupo de figuras diminutas se recortaba contra las llamas de la enorme fogata.
The mountains were silhouetted against the setting sun.Las montañas se perfilaban sobre el sol poniente.
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silhouette
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la silueta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a.
she was silhouetted against the lightla luz dibujaba su silueta, su silueta se recortaba al trasluz
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silhouette [ˌsɪluːˈet]
noun
silueta (f)
in silhouette en silueta
transitive verb
to be silhouetted against sth destacarse or perfilarse en or contra algo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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