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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [a-duhm-bruh l]
    • /æˈdʌm brəl/
    • /ˈadʌmbrəl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [a-duhm-bruh l]
    • /æˈdʌm brəl/

Definitions of adumbral word

  • adjective adumbral shadowy 3
  • adjective adumbral in shadow; shady 3
  • adjective adumbral shadowy; shady. 1
  • noun adumbral Dark, shady. 1

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Origin of adumbral

First appearance:

before 1835
One of the 34% newest English words
1835-45; ad- + Latin umbr(a) shade, shadow + -al1

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Parts of speech for Adumbral


adumbral popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 46% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for adumbral

adj adumbral

  • tan — to convert (a hide) into leather, especially by soaking or steeping in a bath prepared from tanbark or synthetically.
  • black — lacking hue and brightness; absorbing light without reflecting any of the rays composing it.
  • brunette — A brunette is a white-skinned woman or girl with dark brown hair.
  • brunet — dark brown
  • ebony — a hard, heavy, durable wood, most highly prized when black, from various tropical trees of the genus Diospyros, as D. ebenum of southern India and Sri Lanka, used for cabinetwork, ornamental objects, etc.

adjective adumbral

  • hair — any of the numerous fine, usually cylindrical, keratinous filaments growing from the skin of humans and animals; a pilus.
  • hazy — characterized by the presence of haze; misty: hazy weather.

Antonyms for adumbral

adj adumbral

  • illuminated — to supply or brighten with light; light up.
  • visible — that can be seen; perceptible to the eye: mountains visible in the distance.
  • vivid — strikingly bright or intense, as color, light, etc.: a vivid green.
  • manifest — readily perceived by the eye or the understanding; evident; obvious; apparent; plain: a manifest error.
  • moral — of, relating to, or concerned with the principles or rules of right conduct or the distinction between right and wrong; ethical: moral attitudes.

adjective adumbral

  • honourable — (British spelling) Alternative form of honorable.

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