A cutout is a type of art that uses a lot of pieces of paper that are cut out to create a picture. Cutouts are often used to create pictures that are very detailed and complex.

  • The cutout artist created a very detailed picture of a ship.

  • The cutout artist created a picture of a person that is very detailed.

Definition of cutout


a part that is cut out or is intended to be cut out


a photograph from which the background has been cut away


a switch that interrupts an electric circuit in the event of an overload

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Example Sentences for cutout

  • 1

    The film cutout was invented.

  • 2

    It approximates the look of early cutout animation.

  • 3

    Cutout areas in the helmet are provided for venting.

  • 4

    The battery is held by a cutout in the upper layer.

  • 5

    A second picture will restore the cutout to the original person.

  • 6

    Memory consisted of the other half of the cardboard cutout.

  • 7

    The additional weight is held in the cutout area by the walls.

  • 8

    This also is revealed to be a cardboard cutout at the very end of the video.

  • 9

    In the center is a cutout of what is presumably the head of Mrs. O'Leary's cow.

  • 10

    Goodman also developed the Adobe Flash Cutout technique for the film.