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pallnoun [C]

 us   /pɔl/

pall noun [C] (COVERING)

a ​dark, ​thickcovering or ​cloud that ​blockslight: A ​heavy pall of ​smoke from the ​forestfiresblotted out the ​sun. A pall can also be a ​feeling of being ​unhappy or ​hopeless: News of his ​deathcast a pall over the ​evening.

pallverb [I]

 us   /pɔl/

pall verb [I] (BECOME LESS GOOD)

to ​become less ​interesting or ​enjoyable: The ​joy of being his own ​bossbegan to pall after ​working 70-hour ​weeks.
(Definition of pall from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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pallnoun

uk   /pɔːl/  us   /pɑːl/

pall noun (CLOUD)

[C] a ​thick, ​darkcloud of ​smoke: Palls ofsmokeobscuredourview. [S] a ​negativefeeling or ​mood: The ​badnews cast a pall over the ​evening. A pall of ​embarrassmentdescended on the ​room.

pall noun (CLOTH)

[C] a ​cloth used to ​cover a coffin at a ​funeral [C] US the coffin itself at a ​funeral

pallverb [I]

uk   /pɔːl/  us   /pɑːl/
to ​become less ​interesting or ​enjoyable: The ​pleasure of not having to ​workquickly palled.
(Definition of pall from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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