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See definition of penumbra on Dictionary.com
  • as ineclipse
  • as inshade
  • as inshadow

synonyms for penumbra

  • concealment
  • decline
  • diminution
  • dimming
  • extinction
  • obliteration
  • occultation
  • shading
  • shroud
  • veil
  • extinguishment
  • obscuration
  • shadow
  • adumbration
  • blackness
  • coolness
  • cover
  • darkness
  • dusk
  • gloominess
  • obscurity
  • screen
  • semidarkness
  • shadiness
  • shadows
  • umbra
  • umbrage
  • obscuration

antonyms for penumbra

MOST RELEVANT
  • increase
  • light
  • lightness
  • brightness
  • gap
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How to use penumbra in a sentence

It formed, as it were, a penumbra of fine shrilling, and could be heard for many streets in advance.
THE DRAGON PAINTERMARY MCNEIL FENOLLOSA
The penumbra will last quite a long time yet, but it will gradually get fainter and fainter.
PHARAOH'S BROKERELLSWORTH DOUGLASS
And the concert ended, and soon they were alone together in the flower-filled, fragrant penumbra of the moving carriage.
THE DEVOURERSANNIE VIVANTI CHARTRES
He has touched even the dark penumbra of treason; that could not but risk the sum of his other strivings.
THE POSTHUMOUS WORKS OF THOMAS DE QUINCEY, VOL. 1 (2 VOLS)THOMAS DE QUINCEY
This portion was the kernel of the inheritance, surrounded by a wide penumbra of more feeble light and fewer privileges.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE BOOK OF JOSHUAWILLIAM GARDEN BLAIKIE
Through the uncertain penumbra of the garden she discerned approaching a form which looked familiar.
THE LION AND THE MOUSECHARLES KLEIN
When a series of solar eclipses begins, the penumbra of the first will just graze the earth not far from one of the poles.
THE STORY OF ECLIPSESGEORGE CHAMBERS
It will occasionally happen that the Moon gets immersed in a penumbra but escapes the dark shadow.
THE STORY OF ECLIPSESGEORGE CHAMBERS
Bryant did not realize until afterward the irony lurking in the penumbra of the talk with Menocal.
THE IRON FURROWGEORGE C. SHEDD
The terminating edge of the phases of Mercury is not sharp, but diffuse and shaded—there is here an atmospheric penumbra.
THE FIRE PEOPLERAY CUMMINGS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PENUMBRA

  • concealment
  • decline
  • diminution
  • dimming
  • extinction
  • extinguishment
  • obliteration
  • obscuration
  • occultation
  • penumbra
  • shading
  • shroud
  • veil
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