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English definition of “pale”

pale

adjective     /peɪl/
B2 describes 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. → See beyond the paleThe skin, and skin colourPale and colourless and causing colour to fade A2 describes light or a colour that is not bright or strong: She wore a pale blue hat. pale winter sunlightPale and colourless and causing colour to fade
(Definition of pale adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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