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Meaning of “shadowy” in the English Dictionary

"shadowy" in British English

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shadowyadjective

uk   /ˈʃæd.əʊ.i/  us   /-oʊ-/
dark and ​full of ​shadows: She was ​startled by a ​suddenmovement in the shadowy ​hallway. used to refer to someone or something about which little is ​known: The ​Englishking, Arthur, is a ​somewhat shadowy figure who may not have ​evenexisted. They are ​members of some shadowy ​extremistgroup.
(Definition of shadowy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shadowy" in American English

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shadowyadjective

 us   /ˈʃæd·oʊ·i/
causing or ​covered by ​shadows: Orchids ​hung from shadowy ​trees. Shadowy can also ​meanmysterious: These ​criminals have ​built a shadowy ​network of hard-to-trace ​bankaccounts.
(Definition of shadowy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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