verb (used with object)
Origin of conceal
Examples from the Web for half-concealed
"To see my own mansion," answered the man, with half-concealed excitement.The Unknown Quantity|Henry van Dyke
Other poems are of a more threatening nature, although the threat is always poetic and half-concealed.
Every step between the trees is perilous, among the uneven crowded masses of rocks and half-concealed clefts.Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts|Rosalind Northcote
Or again, an antique well-head, half-concealed by tools and lumber, kept its legend in faithful bronze or marble.A Venetian June|Anna Fuller
Of most instruments he spoke with a half-concealed contempt.The Grey Lady|Henry Seton Merriman
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Word Origin for conceal
Word Origin and History for half-concealed
early 14c., concelen, from Old French conceler "to hide, conceal, dissimulate," from Latin concelare "to hide," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + celare "to hide," from PIE root *kel- "to hide" (see cell). Replaced Old English deagan. Related: Concealed; concealing.