—n. 1. a two-dimensional representation of the outline of an object, as a cutout or configurational drawing, uniformly filled in with black, esp. a black-paper, miniature cutout of the outlines of a famous person's face.
2. the outline or general shape of something: the slim silhouette of a skyscraper. 3. a dark image outlined against a lighter background.
—v.t. 1. to show in or as if in a silhouette.
2. Print.to remove the background details from (a halftone cut) so as to produce an outline effect.