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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A piece of thin cloth, such as net or gauze worn over the face or head.

Usage examples (35)
  • Light refracts, splinters across the snow like sequins scattered and hand-sewn on my daughter's wedding veil.
  • Women in Afghanistan veil their faces
  • "The pope's visit has confirmed the veil is authentic."
  • There are eleven convents of nuns in the city, and taking the veil is as common as being married. for more
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  • Another word that sounds like veil which is a cloth to cover the head, is vail which means to let sink or fall down.
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