Translation of veil in Spanish:

veil

velo, n.

Pronunciation /veɪl//veɪl/

noun

  • 1

    Clothing
    velo masculine
    bridal veil velo de novia
    • Traditionally, the bride wears a white gown and a veil.
    • It was after the ceremony that the veil was lifted and the groom and bride were able to kiss which is the symbol of a beginning of a physical relationship.
    • Trembling brush strokes imply human frailty, just as the screen-like haze evokes a veil drawn over more troubled memories.
    • N'gone, El Hadji's new wife, is dressed for a Western white wedding and her face is covered with a bridal veil.
    • A helper was on hand, not to tame the bridal veil but to dispose of the accumulating wrappers.
    • I gave him a wide eyed innocent stare from under my bridal white veil.
    • Black party hats with veils made of black pantyhose or some other translucent material can also be made.
    • She wore a newly fashioned gown of shimmering white, a delicate veil and a golden circlet.
    • She was entirely covered from head to toe, her hands in long black gloves, her head shrouded in a white veil, with two small eye slits.
    • My hair was in ringlets, pinned to my head under the gauzy material of a veil, and the dried roses in my hands released the odd petal.
    • For a dinner of state, like tonight, the dancers were covered in light, flowing material with veils, only their faces showing.
    • She wore a long, fawn-coloured dust-cloak, a black, close-fitting toque, and a dark veil which concealed the greater part of her face.
    • Like Nana's clothed bathing, the veil protects her from invasive gazes.
    • The simple veil headpiece works great with elaborate bridal gowns since the veil does not detract from the overall look.
    • Because she was protected by a red veil, Veiel concluded that it was caused by the sun's chemical rays.
    • It was a caricature of Diedra, in her usual blue and grey shipsuit, but with a white bridal veil flowing behind her onto the floor.
    • The school dental service began in 1921-two years later the first dental nurses, dressed in white smocks and veils, marched into schools in Hawke's Bay.
    • Despite a gloomy weather forecast, the sun shone, and the very long, winding, narrow lanes festooned with mayflower like bridal veils, were negotiated without meeting any traffic coming the other way.
    • Women wear long dresses with embroidered bodices and side panels, and tall hats with long white veils.
    • The Monteratsch Glacier spread down from it like a silky, white, bridal veil.
  • 2

    (cover)
    velo masculine
    a veil of mist un velo / un halo de bruma
    • a veil of secrecy surrounds the affair el asunto está envuelto en el mayor secreto
    • He was clad in a black ragged cloak that hung around his body like a veil of darkness.
    • It would only disguise qualitative assessment behind the veil of a quantitative expression.
    • If successful, Stardust will become only the third spacecraft to capture such a close view of the dark heart of a comet, normally obscured by a bright veil of dust and gas.
    • The veil is a semi-transparent cloth screen worked with a grid of threads, set up between the artist and his subject, which allows him to plot what he sees onto gridded paper or a gridded canvas.
    • Now we were driving through bleak glens with stunted conifers, gushing ice-melt streams and mist snagged in tattered veils on the crags like the wraiths of lost warriors.
    • I looked up at the beautiful, full moon, partially obscured by a thin veil of mist, and found what I was looking for.
    • Unfortunately, the elected representatives are no less prone to abuse power and to enrich themselves behind the veil of ‘official secrecy’.
    • Shame has been the veil through which many of us have viewed our naked bodies at times.
    • Other maps, drafted in expectation of development, cast a spectral veil of streets over the rural landscape.
    • The horse stopped and beneath the veil of leaves, Legacy could see her brother's well worn leather boots.
    • I found a parrotfish hiding in a cave, debris from its diaphanous veil of mucus wafting back and forth with each slight swell.
    • They were now all crouching just behind a thin veil of vegetation.
    • Behind them was what looked like a veil of leaves.
    • A glitch at Amazon's Canadian site has briefly lifted the veil of anonymity which protected the identities of reviewers.
    • He embarked on his trip to the North Pole under a veil of secrecy to avoid any attempt of the ‘prize’ being robbed from him by another solo competitor.
    • The sunset was no longer visible now; the storm had obscured it with its veil of darkness.
    • Ayrshire landmark Ailsa Craig is swathed in a layer of mist, thick enough to maintain a veil of secrecy.
    • The music behind him feels bolder and more courageous, too, as the veil of obscurity that guarded so much of their previous releases has vanished.
    • Tessa was driving, squinting through the veil of rain that obscured all vision not 50 yards ahead.
    • Floaters are described by patients as fine dots, veils, cobwebs, clouds, or strings.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (cover with a veil)
    to veil one's face/head velarse literary
    • the hills were veiled in mist un velo / un halo de bruma envolvía las montañas
    • Stephens veils the pastoral subjects with milky washes that streak the surface, and a brown glaze that drips languorously down it.
    • Abattoirs were erected in outlying suburbs - consolidating slaughtering, bringing it under stricter control, veiling it from the public eye.
    • The decorative, formal and iconographical nature of the artworks veil the confused personal tensions always present in relationships.
    • Unexpectedly, a cover of sadness veiled her eyes and her voice took a gloomy turn.
    • The remaining fabric is swept across the upper half of the body, covering at least one shoulder and sometimes veiling the head.
    • The symbolic white that covers the marriage bed also veils this woman's face.
    • Both have an amiable and easy exterior that often veils their technical brilliance.
    • When Madonna steps out of her car, wearing a cream coat and veiled hat, everyone is excited about the wedding theory for about five minutes.
    • A frigate churned majestically through the Humber yesterday, an eerie spirit from the days of Nelson and Hornblower that cut through the grey fog veiling the sunrise over the estuary.
    • However, the risk is that the spectacle veils the music.
    • They veil the simple wisdom of the Buddha's words, and distract us from it.
    • The growing national movement facilitated this, because the capitalist class could always veil their demands as national demands.
    • The look of the film however is spectacular, and often veils its shortcoming.
    • Women who adopted the veil helped to promulgate the re - veiling movement by encouraging female friends and relatives to do the same.
    • Bahraini women were never as strict as other Arabs about covering themselves up in public, and many no longer veil their faces at all.
    • In each work, the encrusted outer coating veils a delicate drama of line, light and shadow that takes place just beneath the surface.
    • It's largely thanks to him that the film pulls off a remarkable balancing act, neither veiling Aboriginal traditions in romantic mystery nor seeking to define their essential truths.
    • The play's most penetrating moments occur when Ensler veils her disgust and sorrow at the lengths some women will go to to achieve physical perfection, under a veneer of sharp characterisation and acerbic wit.
    • Glazed walls are layered with cypress louvers, which veil the street facade from sun and traffic.
    • The women of the city maintain the custom of veiling their faces, except for the slaves who sell all the foodstuffs.
  • 2

    (truth/facts) velar
    (truth/facts) ocultar
    (feelings) disimular
    (feelings) ocultar
    • Private clinics providing thinly veiled opportunities for queue-jumping have expanded.
    • There is a thinly veiled measure of ideological and partisan bias driving this entire matter.
    • In a thinly veiled attempt to mobilise lynch mobs, the press gleefully reported calls for the two to be hunted down and punished.
    • Big Brother was populated with thinly veiled, needy egos desperate to be noticed so that they could hide their distinct lack of character.
    • It is, in fact, a thinly veiled autobiography and nothing less than a catalogue of disastrous dates - a tale of whine and roses.
    • His thinly veiled criticism of the management of the unit has been expressed more openly this weekend by the founder of the unit.
    • Its mention of ‘high-profile cases’ was a thinly veiled reference to Andrew.
    • Until now it has remained undocumented, the circumstances of its commissioning veiled in utter obscurity.
    • He alleges Cheng appeared to offer veiled threats against his wife and daughter and wanted to talk about the radio show.
    • Ms. McPherson is so obviously a thinly veiled smoker that it's ridiculous.
    • Plath and I both used thinly veiled fiction to cope with a very real fear - the death of a loved one.
    • If I have one criticism, it's the fact that the Olympic thing was just a thinly veiled premise designed to give the two women an excuse to go on tour.
    • That was a pretty thinly veiled shot at Van Exel, who did not take the comments kindly.
    • During his brief stop, Howard issued two thinly veiled threats.
    • Brown also used his speech to deliver a series of thinly veiled warnings to his rivals in the higher echelons of the government.
    • She's Steve Jobs' biological sister, and it's said to be a thinly veiled portrait of his life, so I feel it's a bit of a call of duty read.
    • It was a thinly veiled attempt to provide medical cover for intensely political decisions.
    • Has Abbott put spin on it so many years later to turn him into the good guy and add a thinly veiled advocacy of adoption over abortion?
    • So far it looks like a thinly veiled threat to drag the process out in legalistic wranglings.
    • This is obviously a thinly veiled attempt to avoid accusations of sexism.