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Definition of pall noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[usually singular] pall of something a thick dark cloud of something a pall of smoke/dust (figurative) News of her death cast a pall over the event.
  2. 2a cloth spread over a coffin (= a box used for burying a dead person in)
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