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shawl Line breaks: shawl
Pronunciation: /ʃɔːl/

Definition of shawl in English:

noun

A piece of fabric worn by women over the shoulders or head or wrapped round a baby.
Example sentences
  • Gypsy and ethnic references appear in a number of outfits including Spanish style poncho skirts, shawls and classic Native American dresses.
  • And floor-mounted coat racks are a natural for cloaks, gowns, shawls and scarves.
  • Knitwear includes shawls, scarves and berets with a selection of babywear also available.

Derivatives

shawled

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adjective
Example sentences
  • During the nineteenth century the shawl was found by many women to be a cheaper substitute for the cloak and even today older rural women might be shawled.
  • But I see them as human and architectural elements in a landscape of devastation: shawled women and broken pillars, against early daylight, as with the Christ figure in Piero's Resurrection.
  • Elsewhere, a determined woman, shawled and barefoot, stands at the prow of a ship.

Origin

Early 17th century: from Urdu and Persian šāl, probably from Shāliāt, the name of a town in India.

Words that rhyme with shawl

all, appal (US appall), awl, Bacall, ball, bawl, befall, Bengal, brawl, call, caul, crawl, Donegal, drawl, drywall, enthral (US enthrall), fall, forestall, gall, Galle, Gaul, hall, haul, maul, miaul, miscall, Montreal, Naipaul, Nepal, orle, pall, Paul, pawl, Saul, schorl, scrawl, seawall, Senegal, small, sprawl, squall, stall, stonewall, tall, thrall, trawl, wall, waul, wherewithal, withal, yawl

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