shadowy

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adjective shad·owy \ˈsha-dō-ē, -də-wē\

Definition of shadowy

  1. 1a :  of the nature of or resembling a shadowb :  faintly perceptible :  indistinct

  2. 2 :  being in or obscured by shadow deep shadowy interiors

  3. 3a :  shady 1b :  shady 3

shadowily

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shadowiness

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Examples of shadowy in a sentence

  1. She was pursued by a shadowy figure.

  2. He had only a shadowy idea of what they wanted him to do.

14th Century

First Known Use of shadowy

14th century


SHADOWY Defined for English Language Learners

shadowy

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adjective shad·owy \ˈsha-dō-ē, -də-wē\

Definition of shadowy for English Language Learners

  • : full of shade or shadows

  • : dark and mysterious

  • : not clearly seen or understood


SHADOWY Defined for Kids

shadowy

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adjective shad·owy \ˈsha-də-wē\

Definition of shadowy for Students

  1. 1 :  full of shade a shadowy lane

  2. 2 :  indistinct Occasionally, they would pass the shadowy figure of someone else walking down the stairs … — Lemony Snicket, The Ersatz Elevator



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