In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(cuerpo)figuretenía una silueta perfecta — she had a perfect figure
2(contorno)silhouettevio la silueta de un hombre armado — she saw the silhouette of an armed man
- en el horizonte se recortaba la silueta de un velero — a sailing boat was silhouetted against the horizon
- le pareció distinguir una silueta en la oscuridad — she thought she saw a figure in the darkness
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