What is another word for umbra?

103 synonyms found


[ ˈʌmbɹə], [ ˈʌmbɹə], [ ˈʌ_m_b_ɹ_ə]

Umbra is a term that describes the darkest part of a shadow, and it is often used in astronomy to describe the shadow cast by an object. Some synonyms for umbra include shade, obscurity, or darkness. Other words that can be used to describe this concept include gloom, dimness, shadowiness, and opacity. In the context of astronomy, some additional terms that are often associated with umbra include penumbra, eclipse, and occultation. Whether you are describing a shadow in a scientific context or using the term metaphorically to describe a sense of gloom or obscurity, there are many descriptive words that can be used interchangeably with umbra.

What are the hypernyms for Umbra?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Umbra?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for umbra (as nouns)

What are the opposite words for umbra?

The word "umbra" is typically used to denote the darkest part of a shadow cast by an object. Some of the antonyms for "umbra" include brightness, light, clarity, and radiance. These words are often used to describe the opposite of shadow, indicating that there is a source of light shining on the object or the area in question. Other words that can be considered antonyms for "umbra" include transparency, translucency, and luminosity, which are used to convey a sense of visibility or clarity. These antonyms help to illustrate the contrast between light and shadow, and can be used to create imagery that portrays a variety of moods and emotions.

Usage examples for Umbra

I had no guest but one I dare not name- 'Tumulum circumvolat umbra.
"Not Pretty, But Precious"
John Hay, et al.
It is bordered on both sides by the spectrum of the penumbra, which is much brighter than that of the umbra, but fainter than that of the adjoining regions of the sun.
"The Story of the Heavens"
Robert Stawell Ball
4 3 34 " " " umbra....................
"Canadian Eclipse Party 1869"
Commander E. D. Ashe

Famous quotes with Umbra

  • Master Plato once said that Lux est umbra Dei; light is the shadow of God. I say this way: Light is the god of shadow!
    Mehmet Murat ildan
  • Withdrawn and ruinous it broods in umbra: the immemorial masonry: the towers, the tracks. Is all corroding? No. Through an avenue of spires a zephyr floats; a bird whistles; a freshet bears away from a choked river.
    Mervyn Peake

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