how to pronounce silhouette


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the above transcription of silhouette is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

silhouette is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of silhouette in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… disrupt the silhouette of the car …”

meanings of silhouette


  1. An illustrated outline filled in with a solid color(s), usually only black, and intended to represent the shape of an object without revealing any other visual details; a similar appearance produced when the object being viewed is situated in relative darkness with brighter lighting behind it; a profile portrait in black, such as a shadow appears to be.


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

silhouette frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word silhouette occurs in english on average 2.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics silhouette can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that silhouette can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to silhouette


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