veil

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
veil

Plural
veils

  1. (countable) A veil is a thin piece of cloth that hides a woman's face.
    Her hair fell over her face like a veil.
  2. (countable) A veil is something that hides important information about a situation.
    The election lifted the thin veil and fully exposed the truth about America.

Verb[change]

Plain form
veil

Third-person singular
veils

Past tense
veiled

Past participle
veiled

Present participle
veiling

  1. (transitive) If you veil something, you make it hard to see or understand.