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 shallowly
It was about half an hour afterwards that he first discovered he was breathing too shallowly.The Giants From Outer Space|Geoff St. Reynard
The bark is smooth and light gray, and shallowly fissured into scaly ridges.Forest Trees of Illinois|Fuller George D.
She had thought childishly, shallowly last night that she had had no faith, and could live with none.The Brimming Cup|Dorothy Canfield Fisher
There was not much to be done about my leaving Chicago; I had rooted there shallowly.A Woman of Genius|Mary Austin
For some hours I slept, but so shallowly that I heard my own voice gabbling in dreams.Memoirs of a Midget|Walter de la Mare
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.