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Definition of "contour" []

  • The outline of a figure, body, or mass. (noun)
  • A line that represents such an outline. See Synonyms at form, outline. (noun)
  • A surface, especially of a curving form. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • A contour line. (noun)
  • Linguistics The distinctive rising and falling patterns of pitch, tone, or stress. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "contour" in a sentence
  • "WORDS ACCENTED ON THE LAST SYLLABLE: address _address'_ adept _adept'_ adult _adult'_ ally _ally'_ commandant _commandänt '(ä as in arm) _ contour _contour'_ dessert _dessert'_ dilate _dilate'_ excise _eksiz'_ finance _finance'_ grimace _grimace'_ importune _importune'_ occult _occult'_ pretence _pretence'_ research _research'_ robust _robust'_ romance _romance'_ tirade _tirade'_"
  • "The Remington Model 700 with the heavier "Varmint" contour is certainly an excellent choice, and there are others makes and models as well."
  • "Maps: Some models have built-in contour lake maps, but most need plug-in map cards or downloadable maps, sold separately."