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noun [countable] veil pronunciation in British English /veɪl/
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  1. 1
    a thin piece of cloth worn over a woman’s head and often partly over her face
    1. a.

      the veil

      the practice of wearing a veil for covering the face, followed by women in Islamic countries
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  2. 2
    a layer of something such as rain that prevents you from seeing very far
  3. 3
    [usually singular] a lack of knowledge or information that prevents you from discovering the truth
    a veil of secrecy/ignorance/silence:

    A veil of secrecy has been thrown over the final preparations.


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