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adumbral

[a-duhm-bruh l]
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adjective
  1. shadowy; shady.

Origin of adumbral

1835–45; ad- + Latin umbr(a) shade, shadow + -al1
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Examples from the Web for adumbral

Historical Examples

  • Then he began to stumble through the adumbral forests to find a road.

    The Sex Life of the Gods

    Michael Knerr


British Dictionary definitions for adumbral

adumbral

adjective
  1. usually poetic shadowy

Word Origin

C19: from ad- (in the sense: in) + Latin umbra shadow
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