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um·brel·la

umbrella

 
 
pronunciation:
uhm bre l
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part of speech: noun
definition: a screen made of fabric stretched over a folding frame. An umbrella is used to shield against the rain or sun.
 
derivation: umbrellalike (adj.)
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Umbrella comes from the Italian word ombrello, which means "little sunshade."
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