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English definition of “pall”

pall

noun (CLOUD)    /pɔːl/ US  /pɑːl/
[C] a thick, dark cloud of smoke: Palls of smoke obscured our view.Clouds, dew, fog and steam [S] a negative feeling or mood: The bad news cast a pall over the evening. A pall of embarrassment descended on the room.Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
(Definition of pall noun (CLOUD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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