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veil

veil

 
pronunciation:
veIl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thin piece of fabric or netting, usu. worn over the head, shoulders, and face.
The bride wore a long lace veil.Only her eyes were visible under her black veil.
similar words:
headdress, kerchief, mantilla, purdah, yashmak
definition 2: something that serves to conceal, obscure, or separate.
The castle was hidden behind a veil of fog.
synonyms:
cloak, cloud, mantle, mask, shroud
similar words:
cover, covering, curtain, film, mist, screen
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: veiled, veiling, veils
definition: to cover with or as with a veil; conceal; disguise.
Her faced was veiled.They veiled the truth about the leader's death.
synonyms:
cloak, mantle, shroud
antonyms:
open, unveil
similar words:
cloud, conceal, cover, curtain, disguise, hide, mask, mist, net, obscure, occult, screen
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