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  1. contour

    • IPA[ˈkänˌto͝or]

    美式

    • n.
      an outline, especially one representing or bounding the shape or form of something;an outline of a natural feature such as a hill or valley
    • v.
      mold into a specific shape, especially one designed to fit into something else;shade (an area or areas of the face) with makeup, typically foundation or bronzer, in such a way as to accentuate or enhance the facial shape or structure
    • verb: contour, 3rd person present: contours, gerund or present participle: contouring, past tense: contoured, past participle: contoured

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. an outline, especially one representing or bounding the shape or form of something she traced the contours of his face with her finger the contours of American life
    • an outline of a natural feature such as a hill or valley cliffs with grassy rounded contours
    • short for contour line
    • a line joining points on a diagram at which some property has the same value the map shows contours of every 10-foot difference in elevation
    • a way in which something varies, especially the pitch of music or the pattern of tones in an utterance the movement tends to place more emphasis on rhythm than melodic contour

    動詞

    • 1. mold into a specific shape, especially one designed to fit into something else the compartment has been contoured with smooth rounded corners
    • shade (an area or areas of the face) with makeup, typically foundation or bronzer, in such a way as to accentuate or enhance the facial shape or structure I prefer to only contour my cheeks it shouldn't look like you contour
    • 2. mark (a map or diagram) with contour lines a variety of different data sources have been compiled to contour the maps
    • 3. (of a road or railroad) follow the outline of (a topographical feature), especially along a contour line the road contours the hillside