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veiled

[veyld] /veɪld/
adjective
1.
having a veil:
a veiled hat.
2.
covered or concealed by, or as if by, a veil:
a veiled woman.
3.
not openly or directly expressed; masked; disguised; hidden; obscure:
a veiled threat.
4.
lacking clarity or distinctness:
veiled sounds; a veiled image.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; veil + -ed3
Related forms
veiledly
[vey-lid-lee] /ˌveɪ lɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
half-veiled, adjective
well-veiled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for veiledly

veiled

/veɪld/
adjective
1.
disguised a veiled insult
2.
(of sound, tone, the voice, etc) not distinct; muffled
Derived Forms
veiledly (ˈveɪlɪdlɪ) adverb
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