shadowland

[ shad-oh-land ]
/ ˈʃæd oʊˌlænd /
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noun

a land or region of shadows, phantoms, unrealities, or uncertainties: the shadowland of imagination.

Nearby words

  1. shadow-figure,
  2. shadowbox,
  3. shadowed,
  4. shadowgraph,
  5. shadowing,
  6. shadowless,
  7. shadowy,
  8. shadrach,
  9. shaduf,
  10. shadwell

Origin of shadowland

First recorded in 1815–25; shadow + -land

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Word Origin and History for shadowland

shadowland

n.

also shadow-land, 1821, "abode of ghosts and spirits," from shadow (n.) + land (n.). From 1923 as "indeterminate place."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper