Definition of “shadowy” - English Dictionary


“shadowy” in English

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uk /ˈʃæd.əʊ.i/ us /ˈʃæd.oʊ.i/

dark and full of shadows:

She was startled by a sudden movement in the shadowy hallway.

used to refer to someone or something about which little is known:

The English king, Arthur, is a somewhat shadowy figure who may not have even existed.
They are members of some shadowy extremist group.

(Definition of “shadowy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“shadowy” in American English

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us /ˈʃæd·oʊ·i/

causing or covered by shadows:

Orchids hung from shadowy trees.

Shadowy can also mean mysterious:

These criminals have built a shadowy network of hard-to-trace bank accounts.

(Definition of “shadowy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)