In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(outline)silueta feminineto see sth in silhouette — ver la silueta de algo
- It is in the painting that Sheeler arrived at the flawless balance of shapes, the alternating rhythms of light and dark forms and of silhouettes and delicately modulated surfaces.
- Flurries of snow drift down gently outside our windows, through which we can just make out the dark silhouettes of the surrounding peaks.
- The design of their silhouettes against the light background with full windows is reminiscent of a Japanese screen.
- There was a pale light inside and a shadow stood before the light, the silhouette of a child.
- As I was laying there on the cool grass, looking up at the starlit and crescent moon sky and dark silhouettes of roses, I felt more at peace than I had in awhile.
- A silhouette shadowed the light for a moment, and then a torch bracket in the wall was lit.
- Walls were painted in earth tones, with silhouettes in darker tones of masked dancers in performance.
- The fledgling flung himself in, clothes and all, and Arun wished he had brought bait and line as he saw the dark silhouettes of trout duck away into the shadows.
- At first sight, it was dark and only faint silhouettes could be seen with the faint light radiating from the doorway.
- ‘You always manage to look beautiful,’ he complimented her, admiring her silhouette in the dim light.
- He anxiously glanced back over his shoulder and saw that the dark silhouettes of countless stumbling figures were pouring into the car park after him.
- I saw some footage of the dark silhouette of New York city: just the outline in the night.
- Dark silhouettes lurched crazily in the flickering light, while the pub doors creaked and slammed threatrically in the wind.
- The path wound its way to a summit; the route being marked by a chain of cairns, on the highest of which a trident had been placed so that its silhouette was visible from far below.
- Tim was just starting to cross the grounds, the dark silhouette of the school outlined in the moonlight, when a gasping voice whispered in the shadows.
- They dive down deep and look for prey that appear as dark silhouettes against the brighter underside of the ice.
- The dark silhouettes of palm trees stood out against a deepening magenta sky.
- As she looked over towards Erik, Maria could only make out his silhouette in the dim light.
- The dark silhouette of an imposing dome, still covered with scaffolding, can be seen through a snowstorm.
- Tall, leafless trees outlined the pathway, their silhouettes shockingly dark against the snow.
- The artwork is replete with puns that play on the shapes and silhouettes of individual motifs.
- And the t-shirt design is funny: all black silhouettes with one white one.
- These works are positives, so the amphibians are sharp, black silhouettes.
- The ad has little black Victorian silhouettes and a pineapple as its logo.
- Photographers made use of the pandanus to lend striking silhouettes to black and white photographs of Reef twilight.
- Sugiura often uses the photogram as a paper negative to print a positive, in which the subject becomes a black silhouette.
- Like Guston, Komarin deploys a set of singular motifs and cartoonish silhouettes that appear frequently in his works.
- One subtle touch is a handmade mobile - two wire coat hangers dangling with familiar slam-dunking silhouettes cut from black construction paper.
- Participants indicate the silhouette that most closely resembles their perceived body shape, and the silhouette which best represents their ideal figure.
- I opened the closet, and picked out a Hawaiian shirt at random, this one being red with black silhouettes of dragons on it.
- In one painting enigmatically titled Hoovering, there appears to be a black silhouette of a rabbit.
- The new trick - the key to the work - is that Periton now underlays each black silhouette with an exact replica made in a dayglo tone of pink, orange, green or red.
- Perhaps because the original inspiration for the silhouettes lies in book-size illustrations, the modest scale suits these works perfectly.
- One lady said she decorated cards with black paper silhouettes on CDs.
- The focus is certainly on subtlety, with easy simple shapes, and feminine silhouettes forming most of the collection.
- On the screen was a white silhouette against a black backdrop.
- She's done so through her now trademark silhouettes, large black paper cut-outs set against stark white walls.
- Among the items on view are paintings, drawings, prints, posters, sculptures, zinc silhouettes and ephemera.
- On four large glass sheets, Urquhart has painted in black the silhouettes of a tailor's dummy, a piano, a desk and a garden.
- The method is found in many periods of art from the silhouettes of hands in palaeolithic cave paintings, in Egyptian art, and on Greek vases.
1to be silhouetted against sth — perfilarse / recortarse contra/sobre algo literary
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