adjective, shal·low·er, shal·low·est.
verb (used with or without object)
- shall i compare thee to a summer's day?,
- shallow breathing,
- shalmaneser iii,
Origin of shallow
Examples from the Web for shallow
Men cross the river at shallow points with herds of animals while women tend the fields in colorful dresses.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They converted what should have been a long-overdue moral reckoning into a shallow and hysterical ratings bonanza.
The soldiers are forced to dig their own shallow grave and are then shot in a chilling scene at the conclusion.
Near the banks, the water is shallow and her palm frond oars propel her.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sadly, sometimes even the “good” guys can be pretty darn deceptive, shallow, and arrogant.Bravo’s ‘Online Dating Rituals’ Reveals American Males Are Creepy and Want Sex|Emily Shire|March 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At station C-5, N. camurus was characteristically found in an area of shallow pools and riffles.Fishes of Chautauqua, Cowley and Elk Counties, Kansas|Artie L. Metcalf
They should not be too deep nor too shallow, one is as bad as the other.
They'd locate a shallow rill; then they'd build an airlock to protect them against chance meteorites.First on the Moon|Jeff Sutton
Also, a shallow inlet or gulf: the east-country term for the sea-shore.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
It was originally a shallow gravel pit, and is peculiarly adapted to the requirements of Bamboos.Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens|Ernest Thomas Cook
Word Origin for shallow
c.1400, schalowe "not deep," probably from or related to Old English sceald (see shoal (n.)). Of breathing, attested from 1875; of thought or feeling, "superficial," first recorded 1580s. The noun, usually shallows, is first recorded 1570s, from the adjective.