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[a-duhm-bruh l]
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  1. shadowy; shady.
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Origin of adumbral

1835–45; ad- + Latin umbr(a) shade, shadow + -al1
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Related Words for adumbral

shadowy, shaded, leafy, cloudy, dark, shady, ghostly, dusky, sheltered, screened, tan, black, dim, cool, shadowed, brunette, brunet, ebony, sable, indistinct

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Historical Examples of adumbral

  • 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


  1. usually poetic shadowy
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Word Origin for adumbral

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