verb (used with object)

to shroud; conceal.

Origin of enshroud

First recorded in 1575–85; en-1 + shroud
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Related Words for enshrouded

hide, conceal, mask, cloak, shroud, pall

Examples from the Web for enshrouded

Contemporary Examples of enshrouded

Historical Examples of enshrouded

  • He felt as if the most important thing in life was to solve the mystery that enshrouded her.

    The Huntress

    Hulbert Footner

  • In short, the whole affair was enshrouded in the deepest mystery.

    The Pirate Slaver

    Harry Collingwood

  • After a while the shadows of night fell upon us, and we were enshrouded in the darkness.

    By Canoe and Dog-Train

    Egerton Ryerson Young

  • I could only see those around me as if enshrouded in a blue-white mist.

  • He was striving to solve the mystery that enshrouded Marie-Anne's death.

    The Honor of the Name

    Emile Gaboriau

British Dictionary definitions for enshrouded



(tr) to cover or hide with or as if with a shroudthe sky was enshrouded in mist
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Word Origin and History for enshrouded



1580s, from en- (1) "make, put in" + shroud (n.). Related: Enshrouded; enshrouding.

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