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Part of speech: Noun

Partial darkness caused by cutting off rays of light; darkness; dimness; a spot not exposed to the sun; something which cuts off or softens the rays of light, as a screen or curtain; special quality or degree of color; as, a peculiar shade of blue; a slight degree of difference in meaning, etc.; a ghost or phantom.

Part of speech: Verb

To screen from light or heat; to darken or make dim; to mark or paint with varying degrees of light or color.

Part of speech: Verb

To change by slight degrees; as, the sunset clouds shade from pale pink to deep purple.

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