veiled

adjective \ ˈvāld \
Updated on: 15 Apr 2018

Definition of veiled

1 a : having or wearing a veil or a concealing cover
  • a veiled hat
b : characterized by a softening tonal distortion
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

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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