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shal·low / ˈshalō/ • adj. of little depth: serve the noodles in a shallow bowl being fairly shallow, the water was warm. ∎  situated at no great depth: the shallow bed of the North Sea. ∎  varying only slightly from a specified or understood line or direction, esp. the horizontal: a shallow roof. ∎  not exhibiting, requiring, or capable of serious thought: a shallow analysis of contemporary society. ∎  (of breathing) taking in little air. • n. (shallows) an area of the sea, a lake, or a river where the water is not very deep. • v. [intr.] (of the sea, a lake, or a river) become less deep over time or in a particular place: the boat ground to a halt where the water shallowed. DERIVATIVES: shal·low·ly adv. shal·low·ness n.

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shallow

shallow not deep. XV. Obscurely rel. to synon. OE. sċeald, ME. schald; see SHOAL1.

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shallow

shallowaloe, callow, fallow, hallow, mallow, marshmallow, sallow, shallow, tallow •Pablo, tableau •cashflow • Anglo • matelot •Carlo, Harlow, Marlowe •Bargello, bellow, bordello, cello, Donatello, fellow, jello, martello, mellow, morello, niello, Novello, Pirandello, Portobello, Punchinello, Uccello, violoncello, yellow •pueblo • bedfellow • playfellow •Oddfellow • Longfellow •schoolfellow • Robin Goodfellow •airflow • halo • Day-Glo •filo, kilo •armadillo, billow, cigarillo, Murillo, Negrillo, peccadillo, pillow, tamarillo, Utrillo, willow •inflow • Wicklow • furbelow • Angelo •pomelo • uniflow •kyloe, lilo, milo, silo •Apollo, follow, hollow, Rollo, swallow, wallow •Oslo • São Paulo • outflow •bolo, criollo, polo, solo, tombolo •rouleau • regulo • modulo • mudflow •diabolo • bibelot • pedalo • underflow •buffalo •brigalow, gigolo •bungalow •Michelangelo, tangelo •piccolo • tremolo • alpenglow • tupelo •contraflow • afterglow • overflow •furlough • workflow

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