View definitions for penumbra


noun as in eclipse

noun as in shade

noun as in shadow

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Example Sentences

Yes, both injuries are experienced during a traumatic event; however, the psychological penumbra is very different.

In person, Waltz is equally charming, but without the penumbra of menace that comes with having Nazi goons just outside the door.

It formed, as it were, a penumbra of fine shrilling, and could be heard for many streets in advance.

The penumbra will last quite a long time yet, but it will gradually get fainter and fainter.

And the concert ended, and soon they were alone together in the flower-filled, fragrant penumbra of the moving carriage.

He has touched even the dark penumbra of treason; that could not but risk the sum of his other strivings.

This portion was the kernel of the inheritance, surrounded by a wide penumbra of more feeble light and fewer privileges.


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On this page you'll find 53 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to penumbra, such as: concealment, null, decline, diminution, dimming, and extinction.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.