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    tower was a silhouette

    Are these good?

    1. The tower in the western part of the city was a orange silhouette against the setting rays of sun.

    2. With the setting sun behind it, the tower in the western part of the city was a black silhouette against the reddish orange sky.

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    Re: tower was a silhouette

    They're OK. The second one is, I think, more interesting.
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    Re: tower was a silhouette

    So, can I say a silhouette has a color other than black?

    Orange silhouette
    Pinkish silhouette
    Reddish silhouette

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    Re: tower was a silhouette

    I suppose. Admittedly, it's not a word I see every day.
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    Re: tower was a silhouette

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I suppose. Admittedly, it's not a word I see every day.
    Do you mean silhouette?

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    Re: tower was a silhouette

    I don't think so. A silhouette is an outline of an object in darkness against a background of light, e.g. the sky during sunrise or sunset. There is probably a tinge of diffused light within the darkness.
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    Re: tower was a silhouette

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Do you mean silhouette?
    Yes.
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    Re: tower was a silhouette

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    an orange silhouette
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    Re: tower was a silhouette

    Here in the South they say a orange.
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