1. penumbra

noun. ['pɪˈnʌmbrə'] a fringe region of partial shadow around an umbra.


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  • penumbra (Latin)

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Rhymes with Penumbra

  • lumbra

Sentences with penumbra

1. Noun, singular or mass
The penumbra is not a true shadow.

2. Adjective
The “pen” in penumbra derives from the Latin “pendere,” which means to hang.

Quotes about penumbra

1. The urge to create a fictional narrative is a mysterious one, and when an idea comes, the writer's sense of what a story wants to be is only vaguely visible through the penumbra of inspiration.
- Adam Johnson