A woman wearing a red shawl.
An example of a shawl is what a woman may wear over a strapless dress to keep her shoulders warm.
Origin of shawlprobably via Urdu ; from Persian sh?l, after uncertain or unknown; perhaps Sh?li?t, town in India where produced
transitive verbshawled, shawl·ing, shawls
Origin of shawlPersian shal, ultimately from Sanskrit śa&tlowdot;&imacron;, cloth, sari.
(third-person singular simple present shawls, present participle shawling, simple past and past participle shawled)
- To wrap in a shawl.