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pale

adjective 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.
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A2 A pale light or colour is not bright or strong: She wore a pale blue hat. pale winter sunlight
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pale

verb [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…
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