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    pale

    pale - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pale

    Definition
    (noun) a wooden strip forming part of a fence
    Synonyms : picket
    Definition
    (verb) turn pale, as if in fear
    Synonyms : blanch , blench
    Definition
    (adj) very light colored; highly diluted with white
    Example Sentence
    • pale seagreen
    • pale blue eyes
    Definition
    (adj) (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble
    Synonyms : pallid , sick , wan
    Example Sentence
    • the pale light of a half moon
    • a pale sun
    • the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street
    • a pallid sky
    • the pale (or wan) stars
    • the wan light of dawn
    Definition
    (adj) lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness
    Synonyms : pallid
    Example Sentence
    • a pale rendition of the aria
    • pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender
    • a pallid performance
    Definition
    (adj) abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress
    Synonyms : pallid , wan
    Example Sentence
    • the pallid face of the invalid
    • her wan face suddenly flushed
    Definition
    (adj) not full or rich
    Example Sentence
    • high, pale, pure and lovely song
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