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plural of shade
as in colors
a property that becomes apparent when light falls on an object and by which things that are identical in form can be distinguished a lovely shade of blue

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as in splashes
a very small amount just a shade taller than his dance partner

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present tense third-person singular of shade
as in shadows
to shelter (something) from light and heat the trees shaded us quite nicely from the noonday sun

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“Shades.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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