en·​shroud in-ˈshrau̇d How to pronounce enshroud (audio)
 especially Southern  -ˈsrau̇d
enshrouded; enshrouding; enshrouds

transitive verb

: to cover or enclose with or as if with a shroud

Examples of enshroud in a Sentence

the criminal organization uses a strictly enforced vow of silence to enshroud its villainous doings a dense fog enshrouded the bridge spanning the harbor
Recent Examples on the Web Magazine's Summer Digital issue, opened up to the outlet about making her way through the industry, especially while being enshrouded by her family name. Daniel S. Levine, Peoplemag, 21 June 2023 On May 23, with wildfire smoke from western Canada enshrouding the city, one site in Denver surpassed 81 ppb of ozone pollution, compared with an average level of about 40 ppb for the year so far. Devin Farmiloe, Scientific American, 9 June 2023 Kesha is credited as executive producer on the project, the album cover for which depicts her head enshrouded by a plastic bag. Jonathan Cohen, SPIN, 25 Apr. 2023 Of all the female characters in 19th-century literature, none remain quite as mystifying—or misunderstood—as Miss Havisham, the wedding dress–enshrouded, organizationally challenged spinster at the heart of Charles Dickens’s 1861 novel Great Expectations. Anna Fixsen, ELLE Decor, 18 Apr. 2023 Du Bois reckoned with his judgment and the tumult enshrouding it chiefly through writing. Vaughn Rasberry, Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2023 Rope-and-thatch pergolas enshroud the outdoor dining and lounge space with fire features. Melinda Sheckells, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Jan. 2023 The comet will pass so close that its coma (glowing envelope) will enshroud the planet and perhaps noticeably alter its atmosphere. Corey S Powell, Discover Magazine, 6 Jan. 2014 The pillars of gas and Interstellar dust enshroud the thousands of stars that exist in the region. Julia Musto, Fox News, 29 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1583, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of enshroud was in 1583

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“Enshroud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enshroud. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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en·​shroud in-ˈshrau̇d How to pronounce enshroud (audio)
: to cover or enclose with or as if with a shroud

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