pall

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pall

noun

Definition of PALL

1
a boxlike container for holding a dead body <bearing her husband's pall were her four brothers and two nephews>
Related Words charnel (also charnel house), crypt, sepulchre (or sepulcher), sepulture, tomb, vault; urn; body bag
2
an overspreading element that produces an atmosphere of gloom <a persistent pall of distrust has overtaken this administration and will remain until the president resigns>
Synonyms darkness, pall, shadow
3
something that covers or conceals like a piece of cloth <a pall of gloom overshadowed the failing theater's last production>

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