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veil

noun (MATERIAL)    /veɪl/
C1 [C] a piece of thin material worn by women to cover the face or head: After the ceremony, the bride lifted up her veil to kiss her husband. The women wore black veils which covered all but their eyes.Things worn to cover the head, face or neck take the veil A Christian woman who takes the veil becomes a nun.Religious practicesMonks and nuns take/adopt the veil A Muslim woman who takes or adopts the veil decides to wear traditional Muslim clothing.IslamReligious practices
(Definition of veil noun (MATERIAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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