shawl

noun
\ ˈshȯl How to pronounce shawl (audio) \

Definition of shawl

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a square or oblong usually fabric garment or wrapper used especially as a covering for the head or shoulders

shawl

verb
shawled; shawling; shawls

Definition of shawl (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to wrap in or as if in a shawl

Examples of shawl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Symone Sanders, 31, senior adviser to Vice President Harris, has just come from work, wearing a camel-hair-colored shawl, her long, rainbow fingernails tapping on her phone. Washington Post, 8 May 2021 Noah Lemaiyan -- a herdsman clad in a red and blue shawl -- lives on the outskirts of Amboseli. CNN, 24 May 2021 As part of the ceremony, a red memorial shawl with the names of missing and slain Indigenous women was draped across a long table to remember the lives behind what Haaland called alarming and unacceptable statistics. Susan Montoya Bryan And Felicia Fonseca, Star Tribune, 6 May 2021 As part of the ceremony, a red memorial shawl with the names of missing and slain Indigenous women was draped across a long table to remember the lives behind what Haaland called alarming and unacceptable statistics. Felicia Fonseca, Anchorage Daily News, 5 May 2021 Haaland displayed the shawl in her office Wednesday to symbolize those who have disappeared and honor the movement that rang the alarm. Susan Montoya Bryan And Felicia Fonseca, Star Tribune, 5 May 2021 Haaland displayed the red shawl in her office Wednesday to symbolize those who have disappeared and honor the movement that rang the alarm. Felicia Fonseca, Anchorage Daily News, 5 May 2021 The suits are in one of three different collar and lapel styles: shawl, peaked or notched. Lois Fenton, Arkansas Online, 4 Apr. 2021 The groom donned a custom Loro Piana ivory mohair dinner jacket with a satin shawl lapel collar tailored by Rudi Festari. New York Times, 26 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of shawl

Noun

1662, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1812, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for shawl

Noun

Persian shāl

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10 Jun 2021

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“Shawl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shawl. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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shawl

noun

English Language Learners Definition of shawl

: a piece of cloth that is used especially by women as a covering for the head or shoulders

shawl

noun
\ ˈshȯl How to pronounce shawl (audio) \

Kids Definition of shawl

: a square or oblong piece of cloth used especially by women as a loose covering for the head or shoulders

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