Translation of "veil" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun (MATERIAL) 材料 uk us /veɪl/

[ 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. 仪式过后,新娘撩起面纱亲吻她的丈夫。
The women wore black veils which covered all but their eyes. 那些女人戴着黑色面纱,把除眼睛之外的所有地方都遮住了。
take the veil

A Christian woman who takes the veil becomes a nun.

take/adopt the veil

A Muslim woman who takes or adopts the veil decides to wear traditional Muslim clothing.


(Translation of “veil noun (MATERIAL)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)