Meaning of umbrous in English:


Pronunciation /ˈʌmbrəs/


  • Shady.

    ‘an umbrous wood’
    • ‘Once within, he would see his works hung on primrose-yellow wails, which suit his umbrous backgrounds.’
    • ‘It grows in margins of fields, that are not umbrous.’
    • ‘Elsewhere the drinkers sat in darkness, an umbrous gloom through which the orange flame of an occasional candle started.’
    • ‘An umbrous-featured local points out the route.’
    • ‘Beneath the umbrous trees a rivulet gently flowed.’
    dark, dim, gloomy, murky


Late 15th century from Old French umbreux, from Latin umbrosus, from umber ‘shadow’.