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adumbral

[ a-duhm-bruhl ]
/ æˈdʌm brəl /
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adjective
shadowy; shady.
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Origin of adumbral

1835–45; ad- + Latin umbr(a) shade, shadow + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for adumbral

adumbral
/ (ædˈʌmbrəl) /

adjective
usually poetic shadowy

Word Origin for adumbral

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