pale Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "pale" - English Dictionary

See all translations

paleadjective

uk   us   /peɪl/
B2 used to describe someone's face or skin if it has less colour than usual, for example when they are ill or frightened, or if it has less colour than people generally have: You're looking pale - do you feel ill? She has a naturally pale complexion and dark hair.
See
A2 A pale light or colour is not bright or strong: She wore a pale blue hat. pale winter sunlight
More examples

paleverb [I]

uk   us   /peɪl/
If a person's face pales, it loses its usual colour: His face paled and he looked as if he might faint.
Translations of “pale”
in Arabic شاحِب…
in Korean 창백한…
in Malaysian pucat…
in French pâle…
in Turkish uçuk, solgun, donuk…
in Italian pallido…
in Chinese (Traditional) (臉色或膚色)蒼白的,白的, 暗淡的, 淺的,淡的…
in Russian бледный…
in Polish blady…
in Vietnamese nhợt nhạt, tái…
in Spanish pálido, claro…
in Portuguese pálido…
in Thai ซีด, (สี) ซีด…
in German blaß…
in Catalan pàl·lid…
in Japanese (顔が)青白い…
in Indonesian pucat, warna muda…
in Chinese (Simplified) (脸色或肤色)苍白的,白的, 暗淡的, 浅的,淡的…
(Definition of pale from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of pale?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “pale” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
avatar

an image that represents you in online games, chat rooms, etc. and that you can move around the screen

Word of the Day

The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
by Liz Walter,
June 24, 2015
Look at these two sentences: My sister made the cake. The cake was made by my sister. Both these sentences mean the same. The first is an active sentence: it tells you what the sister did. The second is a passive sentence: it tells you what happened to the cake. Here are

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More