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"shroud" in British English

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shroudnoun [C]

uk   /ʃraʊd/  us   /ʃraʊd/
  • shroud noun [C] (HIDE)

a ​layer of something that ​covers or ​surrounds something: Everything was ​covered in a ​thick shroud ofdust.
a ​situation that ​prevents something from being ​known or ​understood: The ​truth about the ​accidentremainshidden beneath a shroud ofsecrecy.

shroudverb [T]

uk   /ʃraʊd/  us   /ʃraʊd/
(Definition of shroud from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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shroudnoun [C]

 us   /ʃrɑʊd/
a ​cloth used to ​wrap a ​deadbody before it is ​buried
A shroud is also anything that ​covers: He ​cleared the ​leafy shroud ​covering the ​sign.

shroudverb [T]

 us   /ʃrɑʊd/
to ​cover or ​hide something: The ​mountains were shrouded in ​fog. The ​fate of the ​explorer is shrouded in ​mystery.
(Definition of shroud from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shroud”
in Spanish mortaja, velo…
in Vietnamese vải liệm, vật bao phủ…
in Malaysian kain kafan, litupan…
in Thai ผ้าห่อศพ, ผ้าคลุม…
in French linceul, voile…
in German das Leichentuch, die Hülle…
in Chinese (Simplified) 布, 裹尸布…
in Turkish kefen…
in Russian саван…
in Indonesian kain kapan, sesuatu yang menyelimuti…
in Chinese (Traditional) 布, 裹屍布…
in Polish całun…
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“shroud” in British English

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