noun, plural pe·num·brae [pi-nuhm-bree], /pɪˈnʌm bri/, pe·num·bras.
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Origin of penumbra
OTHER WORDS FROM penumbrape·num·bral, pe·num·brous, adjective
Words nearby penumbra
Example sentences from the Web for penumbra
Yes, both injuries are experienced during a traumatic event; however, the psychological penumbra is very different.Study Says Half of Jailed NYC Teens Have History of Brain Injury|Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad|April 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In person, Waltz is equally charming, but without the penumbra of menace that comes with having Nazi goons just outside the door.
It formed, as it were, a penumbra of fine shrilling, and could be heard for many streets in advance.The Dragon Painter|Mary McNeil Fenollosa
The penumbra will last quite a long time yet, but it will gradually get fainter and fainter.Pharaoh's Broker|Ellsworth Douglass
And the concert ended, and soon they were alone together in the flower-filled, fragrant penumbra of the moving carriage.The Devourers|Annie Vivanti Chartres
He has touched even the dark penumbra of treason; that could not but risk the sum of his other strivings.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)|Thomas De Quincey
This portion was the kernel of the inheritance, surrounded by a wide penumbra of more feeble light and fewer privileges.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Joshua|William Garden Blaikie