veiling

noun
veil·​ing | \ ˈvā-liŋ How to pronounce veiling (audio) \

Definition of veiling

1 : any of various light sheer fabrics
2 : veil

Examples of veiling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But veiling was no longer just a physical marker of religious or cultural difference—it was also seen as an affront to assimilation, a visible symbol of resistance to colonization. Time, 19 May 2021 This is also frequently cited as a virtue of Islamic veiling. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, 30 Mar. 2020 The traditional veiling ceremony began, which most of the guests watched through their phones. New York Times, 2 Aug. 2019 Hairstylist Christine Symonds styled her hair in a low chignon with a Jennifer Behr black net face veiling, while Danielle Frankel pearl drop earrings grazed her collarbones. Tamara Abraham, Harper's BAZAAR, 10 July 2018 These were hats made out of veiling which went on top of your beehive. Laura Jacobs, Vanities, 9 May 2018 Saudi Arabia follows Wahhabism, the strict brand of Islam, that, among other things, forbids the mixing of sexes and mandates the veiling of women. Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic, 26 Sep. 2017 The two Muslim women—one a Belgian national, the other Moroccan—who had brought the case to court argued that the ban violates the rights of veiling-wearing women to religious freedom and privacy. Yasmeen Serhan, The Atlantic, 26 Apr. 2010

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First Known Use of veiling

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for veiling

Middle English veylinge, from veil veil entry 1 + -inge -ing entry 1

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“Veiling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/veiling. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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