Obumbration Ob`um*bra"tion, n. [L. obumbratio.] Act of darkening or obscuring. [R.] --Sir T. More. [1913 Webster]

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  • obumbration — ob·um·bra·tion …   English syllables

  • obumbration — noun see obumbrate II …   Useful english dictionary

  • obumbrate — obumbration, n. /ob um brayt/, v., obumbrated, obumbrating, adj. v.t. 1. to darken, overshadow, or cloud. adj. 2. Obs. overshadowed, darkened. [1505 15; < obumbratus, ptp. of obumbrare,; see OBUMBRANT, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Obumbriren — (v. lat.), überschatten, verdunkeln; daher Obumbration, Beschattung, Verdunkelung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Obumbriren — Obumbriren, lat. deutsch, beschatten; Obumbration, Beschattung …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • darkening — Synonyms and related words: blackening, blocking the light, burial, burying, clouding, concealedness, concealment, covering, covering up, covertness, deception, denigration, dimming, eclipsing, extinguishment, hiddenness, hiding, interment,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • gathering clouds — Synonyms and related words: angry clouds, black cat, black clouds, blackening, blocking the light, breakers ahead, broken mirror, cardhouse, cause for alarm, clouding, crisis, danger, danger sign, dangerous ground, darkening, dimming, early… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • overcast — Synonyms and related words: Acheronian, Acherontic, CAT, Cimmerian, Stygian, adumbrate, aerospace, aerosphere, air hole, air pocket, airspace, becloud, bedarken, bedim, befog, begloom, bemist, black, black out, blacken, blackening, blanket, block …   Moby Thesaurus

  • shading — Synonyms and related words: arrangement, atmosphere, balance, black spot, blackening, blocking the light, bloom, blooping, brushwork, clouding, color, composition, covering, curtaining, darkening, definition, denigration, design, dimming,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • shadowing — Synonyms and related words: ambuscade, ambush, ambushment, blackening, blind, blocking the light, booby trap, bugging, chase, chasing, cloak and dagger work, clouding, counterespionage, counterintelligence, darkening, dimming, dogging, eclipsing …   Moby Thesaurus

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