veiled

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adjective \ˈvāld\

Definition of veiled

  1. 1a :  having or wearing a veil or a concealing cover a veiled hatb :  characterized by a softening tonal distortion

  2. 2 :  obscured as if by a veil :  disguised veiled threats

Examples of veiled in a Sentence

  1. She looked at him with barely veiled contempt.

  2. The report makes veiled references to his criminal activities.

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First Known Use of veiled

14th century


VEILED Defined for English Language Learners

veiled

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Definition of veiled for English Language Learners

  • : having or wearing a veil

  • : able to be seen or understood but not openly shown or stated : expressed in a way that is not clear and direct



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