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veiled

[ veyld ]
/ veɪld /
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adjective

having a veil: a veiled hat.
covered or concealed by, or as if by, a veil: a veiled woman.
not openly or directly expressed; masked; disguised; hidden; obscure: a veiled threat.
lacking clarity or distinctness: veiled sounds; a veiled image.

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Origin of veiled

First recorded in 1585–95; veil + -ed3

OTHER WORDS FROM veiled

veil·ed·ly [vey-lid-lee], /ˌveɪ lɪd li/, adverbhalf-veiled, adjectivewell-veiled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for veiled

veiled
/ (veɪld) /

adjective

disguiseda veiled insult
(of sound, tone, the voice, etc) not distinct; muffled

Derived forms of veiled

veiledly (ˈveɪlɪdlɪ), adverb
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