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Definition of "adumbration" []

  • Shading. (noun)
  • A faint sketch; an outline, a brief representation. (noun)
  • A rough or symbolic representation of something. (noun)
  • The shadow or outline of a figure. (noun)
  • A vague indication of what is to come. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "adumbration" in a sentence
  • "Apparently from the very first episode of "Work of Art," clues to the identity of the eventual winner were baked into the show -- a kind of adumbration that is in fact seeded throughout all reality shows by their canny, all-knowing producers."
  • "His theory has something in common with current philosophical speculation, and it is in part, as I understand, a kind of adumbration, a shrewd guess, at the present attitude of cytologists."
  • "This is a pleasant picture of the great writer's domestic life, and it gives also a faint 'adumbration' of what is now forgotten: the intense curiosity and eager anticipation that was abroad as to what he was doing or preparing."