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

Definition of enshroud

transitive verb

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

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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

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What Harry Potter manages with a flip of his magical cloak, nature does with gravity, only on a scale that enshrouds the substance of an entire star and in some cases more than a million stars. Alan Hirshfeld, WSJ, "Book Review: Feeling Gravity’s Pull," 16 Nov. 2018 So it’s always been enshrouded in a bit of mystery. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "A New Photo of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank Offers a Rare Glimpse of the Queen’s Private Estate," 9 Oct. 2018 Suddenly, the border separating Canada from the United States was effectively enshrouded in fog. Peter S. Goodman, BostonGlobe.com, "With a trade war possible, global economy already feels the effect," 16 June 2018 Suddenly, the border separating Canada from the United States was effectively enshrouded in fog. New York Times, "Just the Fear of a Trade War Is Straining the Global Economy," 16 June 2018 Outside, stone stairs lead to a swimming pool enshrouded in verdant landscaping. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "Aimee Osbourne moves on from updated 1930s home in the Hollywood Hills," 7 June 2018 But what lasts long after the credits roll is the movie’s quiet beauty, the iridescent sheen of an oil slick that enshrouds the narrative and the moments of near silence preceding terrifying noise. Eliza Berman, Time, "Best Movies of 2018 So Far," 4 June 2018 Years after Vogue’s 1982 feature of Le Jonchet, images were published from Daniel Romualdez’s Connecticut home; a room also enshrouded with Braquenié’s print. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "This Textile Has Been All Over Vogue—Here’s Where It Came From," 1 June 2018 Many similar planets probably exist, so the work opens new possibilities for probing the atmospheres that enshroud distant worlds, says Jessica Spake, an exoplanet astronomer at the University of Exeter, UK. Alexandra Witze, Scientific American, "Astronomers Spot Helium on Exoplanet for First Time," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of enshroud

1583, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of enshroud

formal : to cover (something or someone) in a way that makes seeing or understanding difficult

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