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adjective pale pronunciation in American English /peɪl/
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adjectivepale
comparativepaler
superlativepalest
  1. 1
    light and not bright in color
    pale blue/yellow/green
    a pale sky
  2. 2
    a pale person has skin that is lighter than usual because they are sick, shocked, or worried
    When he returned, he looked pale and weary.
  3. 3
    less impressive or not as good as before or when compared with someone or something similar
    a pale shadow: He’s become a pale shadow of his former self.
    a pale imitation: The squad had become a pale imitation of the team that defeated New Zealand.
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