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Meaning & Definition of Pale in English

English

Pale

/pel/

noun

1. A wooden strip forming part of a fence

    synonym:
  • picket
  • ,
  • pale

verb

1. Turn pale, as if in fear

    synonym:
  • pale
  • ,
  • blanch
  • ,
  • blench

adjective

1. Very light colored

  • Highly diluted with white
  • "Pale seagreen"
  • "Pale blue eyes"
    synonym:
  • pale

2. (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness

  • Dim or feeble
  • "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"
    synonym:
  • pale
  • ,
  • pallid
  • ,
  • wan
  • ,
  • sick

3. Lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness

  • "A pale rendition of the aria"
  • "Pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender"
  • "A pallid performance"
    synonym:
  • pale
  • ,
  • pallid

4. Abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress

  • "The pallid face of the invalid"
  • "Her wan face suddenly flushed"
    synonym:
  • pale
  • ,
  • pallid
  • ,
  • wan

5. Not full or rich

  • "High, pale, pure and lovely song"
    synonym:
  • pale

Examples of using

You're pale as a ghost.
She turned pale when she heard that news.
At daytime, we see the clear sun, and at nighttime we see the pale moon and the beautiful stars.