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English definition of “shroud”

shroud

noun [C] (HIDE)    /ʃraʊd/
a layer of something that covers or surrounds something: Everything was covered in a thick shroud of dust .Coverings and layers a situation that prevents something from being known or understood : The truth about the accident remains hidden beneath a shroud of secrecy .Hiding and disguising
(Definition of shroud noun (HIDE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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