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pall

noun uk   /pɔːl/  us   /pɑːl/

pall noun (CLOUD)

[C] a thick, dark cloud of smoke: Palls of smoke obscured our view. [S] a negative feeling or mood: The bad news cast a pall over the evening. A pall of embarrassment descended on the room.

pall noun (CLOTH)

[C] a cloth used to cover a coffin at a funeral [C] US the coffin itself at a funeral

pall

verb [I] uk   /pɔːl/  us   /pɑːl/
to become less interesting or enjoyable: The pleasure of not having to work quickly palled.
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