verb (used with object), ob·nu·bi·lat·ed, ob·nu·bi·lat·ing.
to cloud over; becloud; obscure.
- oboe d'amore,
- oboe d'amour,
- oboe da caccia
Origin of obnubilate
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(tr) literary to darken or obscure
Word Origin for obnubilate
C16: ultimately from Latin obnūbilāre to cover with clouds, from nubes cloud
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1580s, from Latin obnibulatus, past participle of obnubilare "to cover with clouds or fog," from ob- (see ob-) + verb from Latin nubes "cloud" (see nuance). Related: Obnubilated; obnubilating; obnubilation.
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