silhouette

(redirected from silhouettes)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

silhouette

outline of a figure. The sharpness of the silhouette is a function of the shape, size and density of the object. This is most marked in radiography.

basketball-shaped silhouette
the enlarged cardiac outline seen in the dorsal-ventral view of the thorax in a dog with chronic pericardial effusion.
silhouette sign
produced when two fluid densities are contiguous and the individual outline of each is lost. Commonly used in the evaluation of chest problems.
References in periodicals archive ?
The latest life size models are the final artistic installation on this stretch of promenade which included the wall silhouettes.
After discussing silhouettes and looking at some examples, I asked students to think about what came to mind when they heard the music they had painted to earlier.
Constructed silhouettes frame the shoulders with military precision and solid, broad, golden belts accentuate the waist.
Combining your personal style with current fashion trends and silhouettes creates a pleasing and long-lasting wardrobe.
Not only was it her ninth birthday, but her mother had promised her that she could have a silhouette made as her special birthday present.
Because the scores were so close and just for fun we had the two guys do a shoot off on the pig silhouettes.
Let's remember that silhouettes are the epitome of two-dimensional space.
Silhouettes were mostly western and seemed to have been aimed more at the Red Carpet than anywhere else.
Her careful attention to detail makes her unique among the dwindling number of silhouette artists still working today, said Mark.
Their silhouettes were custom-made then filmed in an actual studio to create a life-like illusion.
Word History: A man named Etienne de Silhouette was once in charge of the finances of France.