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shawl

 (shôl)
n.
A usually square, rectangular, or triangular piece of cloth worn as a covering for the head, neck, or shoulders.
tr.v. shawled, shawl·ing, shawls
To cover with or as if with such a piece of cloth.

[Persian shāl, ultimately from Sanskrit śāṭī, cloth, sari.]

shawl

(ʃɔːl)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a piece of fabric or knitted or crocheted material worn around the shoulders by women or wrapped around a baby
[C17: from Persian shāl]

shawl

(ʃɔl)

n.
a piece of wool or other fabric worn, esp. by women, about the shoulders and sometimes the head, for warmth or for style.
[1655–65;< Persian shāl]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shawl - cloak consisting of an oblong piece of cloth used to cover the head and shouldersshawl - cloak consisting of an oblong piece of cloth used to cover the head and shoulders
cloak - a loose outer garment
prayer shawl, tallith, tallis - (Judaism) a shawl with a ritually knotted fringe at each corner; worn by Jews at morning prayer
sarape, serape - a long brightly colored shawl; worn mainly by Mexican men

shawl

noun
A garment wrapped about a person:
Translations
شالشال، وِشاح
šálšátek
sjal
hartiahuivišaali
šal
kendőnagykendővállkendõvállkendő
sjal
ショール
plecu šalle
șal
veľká šatka
šal
sjal
ผ้าคลุมไหล่
khăn choàng

shawl

[ʃɔːl] Nchal m, rebozo m (LAm)

shawl

[ˈʃɔːl] n (= garment) → châle m

shawl

n (round shoulders) → (Umhänge)tuch nt; (tailored) → Umhang m; (covering head) → (Kopf)tuch nt

shawl

[ʃɔːl] nscialle m

shawl

(ʃoːl) noun
a piece of fabric used as a covering for the shoulders etc.

shawl

شال šál sjal Schultertuch σάλι chal hartiahuivi châle šal scialle ショール sjaal sjal szal xaile, xale шаль sjal ผ้าคลุมไหล่ şal khăn choàng 披肩
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'try to tell me how you might have prevented my marriage.' She took the shawl from her face, and looked at me vacantly.
Fanny, William must not forget my shawl if he goes to the East Indies; and I shall give him a commission for anything else that is worth having.
She did not say yes, but she rose and let Lydgate put a light shawl over her shoulders, while he said, "I am going out immediately." Then something crossed her mind which prompted her to say, "Pray tell Martha not to bring any one else into the drawing-room." And Lydgate assented, thinking that he fully understood this wish.
A gray shawl concealed its face, but an inquisitive sunbeam betrayed the glitter as of goggles under the fringe.
She had been planning to look for a certain white wool shawl in the cedar chest near the east window.
She caught the shawl as she spoke, and looked about for the owner: in another moment the White Queen came running wildly through the wood, with both arms stretched out wide, as if she were flying, and Alice very civilly went to meet her with the shawl.
And then, I think, a shawl was flung over her (it is strange to me to think it was not I who ran after her with the shawl), and she was escorted sternly back to bed and reminded that she had promised not to budge, to which her reply was probably that she had been gone but an instant, and the implication that therefore she had not been gone at all.
Two footmen, the princess' and his own, stood holding a shawl and a cloak, waiting for the conversation to finish.
When her dishes were washed and her bread sponge set and her hens fed Marilla remembered that she had noticed a small rent in her best black lace shawl when she had taken it off on Monday afternoon on returning from the Ladies' Aid.
His body was draped in a black shawl, and his head was bandaged in white muslin, like a mummy's; one of his long, shapely hands lay out on the black cloth; that was all one could see of him.
She ran downhill a few yards flapping her shawl, and then she jumped off into the air.
Before sitting down, he had deposited upon the ground his useless rifle, and also a large bundle tied up in a grey shawl, which he had carried slung over his right shoulder.