noun. ['pɪˈnʌmbrə'] a fringe region of partial shadow around an umbra.
- penumbra (Latin)
Rhymes with Penumbra
Sentences with penumbra
1. Noun, singular or mass
The penumbra is not a true shadow.
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