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Definition of the adjective shadowy

What does shadowy mean as an attribute of a noun?

Shadowy is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: more shadowy / shadowier | most shadowy / shadowiest

  1. filled with shade
  2. lacking clarity or distinctness
  3. lacking in substance

Alternative definition of the adjective shadowy


  1. In shadow; darkened by shadows.
  2. Dark, obscure.

Phrases with shadowy

  1. Shadowy Goldenrod
  2. Shadowy Broad-Nosed Bat
  3. Shadowy Web-Footed Salamander

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for shadowy

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Google previewThe Prophet's Dictionary (2006)

by Paula A. Price Ph.D.

Shadowy Dream Figures—Shadowy figures are those that are shaped as people without flesh or bones. They are known by the intuition or revelation given by the dreamer's understanding. Seeing shadowy figures in dreams that are ...

Google previewThe Imperial Dictionary (1861)

English, Technological, and Scientific by John Ogilvie

* SHADOWY, a... [Sax. sceadwig.] 1. : Full of shade; dark; gloomy. , a SIAD OWINESS, n. State of being ...

Google previewThe Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (2002)

by John Gassner, Edward Quinn

exploring the shadowy land between the material and the supernatural with a suggestiveness and mood-creation often reminiscent of Maeterlinck.

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Shadowy Meaning

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Beginnings are apt to be shadowy and so it is the beginnings of the great mother life, the sea. (Rachel Carson)
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Scrabble value of S1H4A1D2O1W4Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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