(1)the outline or general shape of something

(2)a dark image outlined against a lighter background.

This vocabulary word was written in “Beloved” by Toni Morrison.

Chapter 7: The day had gone blue without its sun, but she could still make out the black silhouettes of trees in the meadow beyond.

Chapter 10: Just ahead, at the edge of the stream, Denver could see her silhouette, standing barefoot in the water, liking her black skirts up above her calves, the beautiful head lowered in rapt attention.

Chapter 13: When he saw Denver silhouetted in the lamplight at the window, he could not help thinking, “And whose ally you?”

In each of these statements, you are able to conclude that its a description to help us as readers to create an image of the outline or shape, maybe even a shadow that is taking place in the book.




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