Definition of 'contour'
Example sentences containing 'contour'
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When wrapping, try not to follow the exact contours of a difficult present. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The designs aimed for comfort and were often shaped to follow the contours of the body. Collins Complete Books of Soft Furnishings (1993)The second is to shade specific areas and define body contours. The Sun (2009)Neither her clothes nor the contours of her body give much away. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The scar from his surgery traces an incongruously straight line across the contours of his tiny frame. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Closer objects appear brighter and the software renders facial features as dark contour lines. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Work outwards from the middle of the lip, following the natural contours of your mouth. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It's all about following the natural contours of your face. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Think about your facial contours and your muscle tone, and work on them to open up your face. The Sun (2015)I managed to follow the contours of the mostly absent urn and the resulting image looked almost intentional. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)To put it another way, the social geography of credibility rather neatly followed the contours of what was regarded as civil society. Christianity Today (2000)I walked differently, dressed differently and had contours on my body and face for the first time in my life. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Leather wears well, and the longer the bag is used, the more comfortably it fits the contours of the body. Photographers Handbook (1993)Steel looked across at Louisa's sleeping form and allowed his eyes to follow the gentle contours of her body beneath the blanket. Man of Honour (2007)Hence a relief map will aim to show differences in the height of land by, for example, contour lines or by a colour key. Geography Basic Facts (1983)
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Translations for 'contour'
British English: contour NOUN
You can refer to the general shape or outline of an object as its contours.
...the texture and colour of the skin, the contours of the body.
Definition of contour from the Collins English Dictionary
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