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American English: /veɪl/
British English: /veɪl/

Translation of veil in Spanish:


  • 1 (Clothing) bridal veil
    velo de novia
    to take the veil (Religion)
    tomar el hábito or el velo
    Example sentences
    • The simple veil headpiece works great with elaborate bridal gowns since the veil does not detract from the overall look.
    • Women wear long dresses with embroidered bodices and side panels, and tall hats with long white veils.
    • Black party hats with veils made of black pantyhose or some other translucent material can also be made.
  • 2 (cover) a veil of mist [literary]
    un velo or un halo de bruma
    a veil of secrecy surrounds the affair
    el asunto está envuelto en el mayor secreto
    to draw a veil over something
    correr or echar un (tupido) velo sobre algo
    Example sentences
    • I looked up at the beautiful, full moon, partially obscured by a thin veil of mist, and found what I was looking for.
    • If successful, Stardust will become only the third spacecraft to capture such a close view of the dark heart of a comet, normally obscured by a bright veil of dust and gas.
    • Tessa was driving, squinting through the veil of rain that obscured all vision not 50 yards ahead.

transitive verb

  • 1 (cover with a veil) to veil one's face/head
    taparse or cubrirse con un velo
    velarse [literary]
    the hills were veiled in mist [literary]
    un velo or un halo de bruma envolvía las montañas
    Example sentences
    • Unexpectedly, a cover of sadness veiled her eyes and her voice took a gloomy turn.
    • In each work, the encrusted outer coating veils a delicate drama of line, light and shadow that takes place just beneath the surface.
    • Stephens veils the pastoral subjects with milky washes that streak the surface, and a brown glaze that drips languorously down it.
  • 2
    Example sentences
    • Its mention of ‘high-profile cases’ was a thinly veiled reference to Andrew.
    • So far it looks like a thinly veiled threat to drag the process out in legalistic wranglings.
    • During his brief stop, Howard issued two thinly veiled threats.
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