Definition of umbrous in English:

umbrous

Line breaks: um|brous
Pronunciation: /ˈʌmbrəs
 
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adjective

literary
  • Shady: an umbrous wood
    More example sentences
    • Beneath the umbrous trees a rivulet gently flowed.
    • An umbrous-featured local points out the route.
    • Elsewhere the drinkers sat in darkness, an umbrous gloom through which the orange flame of an occasional candle started.

Origin

late 15th century: from Old French umbreux, from Latin umbrosus, from umber 'shadow'.

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