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Definition of "umbra" []

  • A dark area, especially the blackest part of a shadow from which all light is cut off. See Synonyms at shade. (noun)
  • Astronomy The completely dark portion of the shadow cast by the earth, moon, or other body during an eclipse. (noun)
  • Astronomy The darkest region of a sunspot. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "umbra" in a sentence
  • "The word umbrella comes from the Latin word "umbra", meaning shade or shadow."
  • "June 30th, 2006 at 10: 41 pm purvis ames says: umbra is mighty aphrodite."
  • "Flavius this guy umbra is violent and scares the hell out of me."
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