Share this entry

Share this page


Pronunciation: /ʃraʊd/

Translation of shroud in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (for corpse) mortaja (feminine), sudario (masculine) a shroud of mystery/secrecy un velo de misterio/silencio
    Example sentences
    • Nevertheless, the image is believed by many to be a negative image of the crucified Christ and the shroud is believed to be his burial shroud.
    • Sometimes the quilts are eventually used as a shroud for burial.
    • The burial shroud was lying where the body had been placed and the headpiece was folded neatly and put in a different part of the tomb.
    1.2 [Nautical/Náutica] obenque (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The side decks are uncluttered except for the necessary genoa track and the mast shrouds are well inboard for easy passage and improved sheeting angles.
    • There is an anchor locker forward and rigging shrouds are well inboard for easy passage fore and aft.
    • The rig is a simple deck-stepped mast-head sloop with single upper shrouds and spreaders, double lower shrouds and split backstay.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • envolver*to be shrouded in sth the town was shrouded in fog/gloom [literary/literario] un velo de niebla/de tristeza envolvía la ciudad [literary/literario] a case shrouded in mystery un caso envuelto en un velo de misterio, un caso rodeado de misterio

Definition of shroud in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cal
lime …
Cultural fact of the day

Sherry is produced in an area of chalky soil known as albariza lying between the towns of Puerto de Santa María, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and Jerez de la Frontera in Cádiz province. It is from Jerez that sherry takes its English name. Sherries, made from grape varieties including Palomino and Pedro Ximénez, are drunk worldwide as an aperitif, and in Spain as an accompaniment to tapas. The styles of jerez vary from the pale fino and manzanilla to the darker aromatic oloroso and amontillado.