- the representation of the absence of light on a form.
- the dark part of a picture, especially as representing the absence of illumination: Rembrandt's figures often emerge gradually from the shadows.
verb (used with object)
Origin of shadow
Related formsshad·ow·er, nounshad·ow·less, adjectiveshad·ow·like, adjectivepre·shad·ow, noun, verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for shadowless
Can it be that there is a deathless life, a fadeless flower, a shadowless beauty?
The Bayeux tapestry is worked in worsted on linen; the design is perfectly flat and shadowless.Needlework As Art|Marian Alford
Anything to equal the low cunning of his visage, and of his shadowless eyes without the ghost of an eyelash, I never saw.The Personal History of David Copperfield |Charles Dickens
In the morning I should, shadowless as I was, claim the hand of my beloved Minna.Peter Schlemihl etc.|Adelbert Chamisso
The shadowless drafting table, described on pages 47-48, is well adapted to the work of making such tracings.
British Dictionary definitions for shadowless
Derived Formsshadower, nounshadowless, adjective
Word Origin for shadow
Idioms and Phrases with shadowless
In addition to the idiom beginning with shadow
- shadow of one's self
- afraid of one's own shadow
- beyond a (shadow of a) doubt