Today’s English word of the day is: silhouette. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘silhouette’, hear the pronunciation, and read two examples of the vocabulary in use. With each English word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.

 

Word of the Day: SILHOUETTE

 

silhouette: the dark outline or shape of a person or an object that you see against a light background

 

American English Pronunciation: /ˌsɪluˈɛt/

 

 

😕: Who is that riding towards us?

 

🤔: I can’t make out the details of their faces. I can only see their silhouettes because they’ve got the sun behind them.

 

 

 

😟: The last thing I recall was the silhouette of a tank rising to the top of the hill near our house. The next thing I remember is waking up in the hospital three weeks later.

 

😯: Incredible! So you don’t remember the attack at all?!

 

 

Want more practice using the word ‘silhouette’? Here are some BBC.com articles featuring today’s word of the day!

 

And just for fun… If you’re into photography, here are some tips for taking silhouette photos!

 

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Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.

Come back tomorrow for another advanced English word of the day! My schedule is:

MONDAY: noun
TUESDAY: verb
WEDNESDAY: adjective
THURSDAY: slang, idiom, or phrasal verb
FRIDAY: academic, literary, or otherwise “big” vocabulary

 

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