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
Recent Examples on the Web At that point, reports indicate that either a smoke or tear-gas bomb went off, enshrouding the area. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "Cal vs. Stanford: The Big Game often comes with a little tomfoolery," 22 Nov. 2019 The song is enshrouded in mystery, both in terms of its strange figures, and in terms of tone and sonics. Emma Specter, Vogue, "The 24 Best Songs of 2019 (So Far)," 31 Oct. 2019 These are all developments that were promised in the last election, a fact thoroughly disguised by the superficial controversies that regularly enshroud Washington (including the current Ukrainian nonsense). Conrad Black, National Review, "Trump’s Economic Triumph," 26 Sep. 2019 While those other scientists plumbed the mysteries of the atom, Ault studied the invisible magnetic forces that enshroud our planet. John Kelly, Washington Post, "A truly magnetic personality: Capt. J.P. Ault and his amazing ship, the Carnegie," 14 Sep. 2019 Vanska seemed determined to emphasize the extremes with large leaps from fortissimo to pianissimo and back, moments of dancing in sunlight quickly enshrouded in thunderous clouds. Rob Hubbard, Twin Cities, "Review: Emotional extremes fill Minnesota Orchestra’s season-closing Mahler," 13 June 2019 In it, four women clad in bikini-like costumes danced with their faces invisible, enshrouded in hair. Rob Hubbard, Twin Cities, "Review: Zenon Dance Company’s farewell is exhilarating and touching," 14 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of enshroud

1583, in the meaning defined above

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“Enshroud.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enshroud?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=e&file=enshro01. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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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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