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veil

noun [C]
 
 
/veɪl/
a thin piece of material that covers a woman's faceThings worn to cover the head, face or neck
Translations of “veil”
in Arabic حِجاب…
in Korean 면사포, 베일…
in Malaysian vel, tudung, purdah…
in French voile…
in Turkish peçe, duvak…
in Italian velo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 材料, 面紗, 面罩…
in Russian вуаль…
in Polish welon, woalka…
in Vietnamese mạng che mặt, khăn trùm đầu…
in Spanish velo…
in Portuguese véu…
in Thai ผ้าคลุมหน้า หรือศีรษะ…
in German der Schleier…
in Catalan vel…
in Japanese ベール…
in Indonesian cadar…
in Chinese (Simplified) 材料, 面纱, 面罩…
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