Complete Definition of "shallow"

English
wikipedia

Etymology
schalowe, OE. sceald

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-shallow.ogg|Audio (US)

Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ælÉÊ|-ælÉÊ

Adjective
en-adj|er

  1. Concave upward and significantly less deep than wide

#: This crater is relatively shallow
#: Saute the onions in a shallow pan

  1. Extending not far downward

#: The water is shallow here

  1. Concerned mainly with superficial matters

#: It was a glamorous but shallow lifestyle

  1. Lacking interest or substance.

#: The acting is good, but the characters are shallow'

Antonyms
deep

Translations

Arabic: ARchar|ضح٠IPAchar|(Éáħel)
Chinese character: æµ
Chinese: æµç (qiÇn de)
Czech: mÄlký m
Danish: overfladisk
Dutch: ondiep (1, 2), oppervlakkig (3, 4)
Finnish: matala, pintapuolinen
French: peu profond (1, 2); superficiel (3)
German: seicht, flach
Hungarian: sekély
mid
Italian: poco profondo (1, 2); superficiale (3)
Japanese: æµã (ããã, asai)
Korean: ìì (yateun)
Portuguese: raso, pouco profundo, superficial
Romanian: superficial
Russian: мелкий (mélkij)
Scottish Gaelic: faoin
Spanish: poco profundo (1, 2); superficial (3,4)
Swedish: grund
Turkish: sÄ±Ä (2, 3, 4)

Noun
en-noun

  1. A shallow portion of an otherwise deep body of water.

#: The ship ran aground in an unexpected shallow.

Translations
Japanese: å·ç¬ (kawase)

Usage notes
Usually used in the plural form.

Related terms
shoal

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