Definition of umbrous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈʌmbrəs/


Shady: an umbrous wood
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  • Once within, he would see his works hung on primrose-yellow wails, which suit his umbrous backgrounds.
  • It grows in margins of fields, that are not umbrous.
  • Elsewhere the drinkers sat in darkness, an umbrous gloom through which the orange flame of an occasional candle started.


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

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