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Definition of "shawl" []

  • A square or oblong piece of cloth worn as a covering for the head, neck, and shoulders. (noun)
  • To cover with or as if with such a piece of cloth. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shawl" in a sentence
  • "You look great and the shawl is a perfect addition to your big stash of gorgeously knitted lace."
  • "If I'm remembering that right and not just having what my students call a "brain fart," then your shawl is actually smaller than if I match gauge?"
  • "The action drew off a corner of the scanty rag which she called a shawl, and revealed a small and round, yet exceedingly thin face, the black eyes of which seemed to gaze in solemn wonder at the scene of darkness visible which was revealed."