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English definition of “pall”

pall

noun [C] (COVERING)   /pɔl/
a dark , thick covering or cloud that blocks light : A heavy pall of smoke from the forest fires blotted out the sun . A pall can also be a feeling of being unhappy or hopeless : News of his death cast a pall over the evening .
(Definition of pall noun (COVERING) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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