Definition of pall noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//pɔːl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//pɔːl//
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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. See related entries: Sky
  2. 2a cloth spread over a coffin (= a box used for burying a dead person in)
  3. Word Originnoun Old English pæll ‘rich (purple) cloth’, ‘cloth cover for a chalice’, from Latin pallium ‘covering, cloak’.
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