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.

1585–95; veil + -ed3

veiledly [vey-lid-lee] , adverb
half-veiled, adjective
well-veiled, adjective
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veiled (veɪld)
1.  disguised: a veiled insult
2.  (of sound, tone, the voice, etc) not distinct; muffled

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Word Origin & History

early 13c., from Anglo-Fr. and O.N.Fr. veil (O.Fr. voile) "a head-covering," also "a sail," from L. vela, pl. of velum "sail, curtain, covering," from PIE base *weg- "to weave." Vela was mistaken in V.L. for a fem. sing. noun. The verb (1382) is from O.Fr. veler, voiller, from L. velare "to cover, veil,"
from velum. Figurative sense of "to conceal" (something immaterial) is recorded from 1530s. To take the veil "become a nun" is attested from early 14c.
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veil (vāl)

  1. See caul.

  2. See velum.

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veil   (vāl)  Pronunciation Key 
A membranous covering or part, especially a membrane surrounding the young mushrooms of certain basidiomycete fungi. In some species the membrane (called a partial veil) extends only from the stalk to the cap. As the cap expands, the veil breaks, leaving a ring called an annulus on the stalk and often scalelike pieces on the cap. These veil remnants are important for identifying species of mushrooms.
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