Shawl definition

shôl
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A usually square, rectangular, or triangular piece of cloth worn as a covering for the head, neck, or shoulders.
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An oblong or square cloth worn, esp. by women, as a covering for the head or shoulders.
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To cover with or as if with such a piece of cloth.
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To wrap in a shawl.

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A square or rectangular piece of cloth worn as a covering for the head, neck, and shoulders.

She wears her shawl when it's cold outside.

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The definition of a shawl is a square piece of cloth worn to cover the head or shoulders.

An example of a shawl is what a woman may wear over a strapless dress to keep her shoulders warm.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
shawl
Plural:
shawls

Origin of shawl

  • Persian shāl ultimately from Sanskrit śāṭī cloth, sari

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 1662. From Persian شال (šâl), from Sanskrit शाटी (śāṭī, “sari").

    From Wiktionary