[ shad-oh-graf, -grahf ]
/ ˈʃæd oʊˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /


a picture produced by throwing a shadow, as of the hands, on a lighted screen, wall, or the like.
a radiograph.

Origin of shadowgraph

First recorded in 1885–90; shadow + -graph

OTHER WORDS FROM shadowgraph

shad·ow·graph·ic [shad-oh-graf-ik] /ˌʃæd oʊˈgræf ɪk/, adjectiveshad·ow·graph·ist, nounshad·ow·graph·y, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for shadowgraph

/ (ˈʃædəʊˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf) /


a silhouette made by casting a shadow, usually of the hands, on a lighted surface
another name for radiograph
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