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Etymology

Origin uncertain; apparently realted to Old English sceald.

Pronunciation

Adjective

shallow (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
shallow

Comparative
er

Superlative
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  1. Having little depth; significantly less deep than wide.
    This crater is relatively shallow
    Saute the onions in a shallow pan
  2. Extending not far downward.
    The water is shallow here
  3. Concerned mainly with superficial matters.
    It was a glamorous but shallow lifestyle
  4. Lacking interest or substance.
    The acting is good, but the characters are shallow

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Noun

Singular
shallow

Plural
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shallow ({{{1}}})
  1. A shallow portion of an otherwise deep body of water.
    The ship ran aground in an unexpected shallow.

Usage notes

  • Usually used in the plural form.

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