umbra

[ US /ˈəmbɹə/ ]
[ UK /ˈʌmbɹɐ/ ]
NOUN
  1. a region of complete shadow resulting from total obstruction of light
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How To Use umbra In A Sentence

  • Pasolini clearly did not intend Salò as a late work, much as Mozart did not design his requiem as adumbrative lament.
  • The moon passing through the outer region of the Earth's shadow, known as the penumbra, will be visible from Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia's west coast at Stars and Stripes
  • The total eclipse begins when the Moon is fully inside the umbra, but it won't be completely blacked out.
  • The autumn birds were singing; the autumn flowers were blooming; yellow golden rod and scarlet sumach glowed in the corners of the fences; locusts chirped in treetops; grasshoppers stridulated in the meadows, one or two of them making more noise than a whole drove of cattle lying peacefully chewing their cud beneath an umbrageous elm and lifting up their great, tranquil, blinking eyes to the morning sun. The Redemption of David Corson
  • When the Moon is fully immersed in the umbra a total lunar eclipse occurs.
  • But, in the verity of extolment, I take him to be a soul of great article, and his infusion of such dearth and rareness as, to make true diction of him, his semblable is his mirror, and who else would trace him, his umbrage, nothing more. Hamlet
  • There I saw the first olive tree ever planted in Australia; the Cork-tree in luxuriance; the Caper growing among rocks, the English Oak, the horse chestnut, broom, magnificent mulberry trees of thirty-five years growth, umbrageous and green, great variety of roses in hedges, also climbing roses.
  • The penumbra is the transition from the photosphere to the umbra.
  • If you were in a spaceship and you passed through the Earth's umbra you would not be able to see any part of the Sun.
  • An issue that can often arise is that of existing rights or encumbrances on the land in question.
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