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 shallower
“Megalodon fossils appear in shallower marine sediments,” Balk said.Shark Week Is Lying Again: Megalodon Is Definitely Extinct|David Shiffman|August 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hertli also is considering creating lower-price items for those with shallower pockets but gilded aspirations.
Using fictional characters, Brooks describes a generation that has “a sense that they are shallower than they need to be.”
When a deeper well is sunk, a shallower one is pretty sure to give out.Expositions of Holy Scripture|Alexander Maclaren
Our tacks suddenly began to grow longer, and the depths, which I registered, shallower.The Riddle of the Sands|Erskine Childers
The abandon of her slow, strong nature, had in it an intensity impossible to quicker and shallower affection.Jan Vedder's Wife|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Thus, in woman the pelvis is wider and shallower than in man.The Sexual Life of the Child|Albert Moll
Posterior arms about one-third larger, also trifid, with one deeper anterior and one shallower posterior incision.
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.